New police posts to bring officers closer to the community

NEW police posts have been installed at Ashton Market Hall and Ryecroft Hall in Audenshaw to provide bases for officers right in the heart of communities.

The posts, provided by Tameside Council, will provide touch down points for police officers and police community support officers so they can spend more time in Ashton town centre and local neighbourhoods supporting the community. The posts are not open to the public.

New Police posts in Ashton-under-Lyne

Tameside Council Executive Member responsible for community safety Cllr Allison Gwynne said: “We work closely with the police and other agencies as part of Tameside Community Safety Partnership to address concerns and take a proactive approach to working with the community to keep people safe. There have been concerns expressed about anti-social behaviour from a minority of individuals and the new police posts are just one a in a number of steps we are taking to address this. The posts should help to provide further visible police presence in these locations and increase community reassurance.”

Executive Member Cllr Oliver Ryan, who is responsible for buildings and estates, said: “We are always happy to work with our partners to support the community so it makes sense to provide these spaces in key locations to make it easier for the police to do their work and tackle local issues.”

Lee Boadstock, Chief Inspector Neighbourhood, Tameside District, Greater Manchester Police, said :”The new Police Posts provided through our strong partnership with Tameside Coouncil will increase the visibility and accessibility of our local policing teams in Ashton Town Centre and Audenshaw, re-enforcing GMP’s commitment to our Neighbourhood policing service.”

To contact the police in an emergency call 999 and for non-emergency enquiries call 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously to report a crime or suspicious behaviour on 0800 555 111. For further details on contacting Greater Manchester Police see www.gmp.police.uk

Ashton Police Station, Manchester Road, Ashton, OL7 0BQ, is open to the public as follows:

Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm

Saturday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

Bank holidays 10am – 6pm

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