Day: 2 April 2013

West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore has just finished consulting on “Innovative Local Policing Plans” – how the force intends to maintain effective policing in an area of swingeing budget cuts. As part of the plans, the current Ludlow police station will be closed and replaced by a base somewhere else in the town, though the details are vague. I have written to Bill Longmore saying that I believe it is essential that we keep a strong police presence in the centre of the town. I reproduce this letter below. Please let me know your views about the future of our police station using the comment box at the bottom of this page. _________ 31 March 2013 Dear Bill Longmore Local Policing: Ludlow I write in response to your consultation on Innovative Local Policing Plans. I am very concerned about the proposal to close Ludlow police station. Ludlow, as you know, as a reputation as an idyllic historic market town, snuggling into the soft landscape of The Marches. The attractiveness of the location should not however blind us to the problems the town faces with crime and antisocial behaviour, especially in the town centre. There has been some…

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