Police and fire services get £8m base

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Published: Thursday 20th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A new operations centre for Humberside Police and Fire and Rescue has opened in Melton at a cost of £8 million.

The Wyke Way site, expected to be fully up and running by Christmas, could save around £200,000 as it means Hull’s Queens Gardens Police Station and Tower Grange station can be closed.

The facility will also house the fire service’s high-tech cutting gear and operational hardware, saving an additional £100,000 a year.

As well as Humberside Police staff and traffic officers, the building will also be used by the regional underwater unit, the force’s armoury, specialist teams and support workers.

Both the police and fire services will share a vehicle and equipment workshop that will maintain vital equipment.

According to Paul Robinson, deputy police and crime commissioner for Humberside, Humberside Police is excited about the collaboration between the two services.

He said that savings for both organisations would be passed on to the ratepayers of East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire and provide an agile operations base.

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Published: Thursday 20th November 2014 by The News Editor

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