Reduced front desk opening hours at town police station

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Whitby Police Station
Picture by Neil Silk
07/05/14

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Whitby Police Station is going to have reduced opening hours in a bid to save the North Yorkshire force cash.

From May 2 the front doors will be open Monday to Friday, 9am-12.30pm.

Police crime commissioner Julia Mulligan says consultation started in November on the changes .

All stations across the county have been scrutinised and opening hours based upon population and useage statistics .

Whitby is deemed a medium station as it serves a population of over 10,000 but has less than 2,000 visitors per year.

Savings – £360,632 in 2016/17 and £393,417 per year thereafter – will be put into officer recruitment.