New High Peak policing hub plan gets green light

Plans for a new police response hub in the High Peak have been given the backing of Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Hardyal Dhindsa.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:24 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:24 am

A multi-million pound figure has been set aside from the force's four-year capital programme to deliver the project. The site has not yet been disclosed.

At the latest meeting of his Strategic Priorities Assurance Board, the Commissioner gave the go-ahead to the project, which will deliver increased policing visibility in the north west of the county and provide a more effective base to address future risks and threats.

The PCC welcomed news that exploratory talks have been agreed with the landowners and said the new hub would provide a significant boost to safety in the area.

Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa with Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader of High Peak Borough Council

"The launch of this new response hub will give some reassurance to our communities in North West Derbyshire we take their safety and wellbeing extremely seriously," said Mr Dhindsa.

"These exciting plans will put police officers where they belong - right in the heart of the community. It will also strengthen our response to the issues that matter most to local people and maximise the way police resources are utilised.

"The new hub is the latest in a package of measures to boost the policing presence in the North West of the county and is part of my ongoing commitment to increase visibility and reduce the fear of crime across our communities."

The new response hub will be in addition to the police bases in Buxton, Glossop and a new base at New Mills where a co-location with Fire and Rescue is already agreed.