WHITBY’S long-awaited new town centre police office has opened its doors to the public.
The Whitby Harbour Local Police Office based in the tourist information centre in Langborne Road will be staffed between 10am and 4pm seven days a week giving residents and tourists improved access to advice from police.
The ribbon cutting ceremony held last Tuesday (12 April) to mark its official opening was carried out by assistant chief constable Tim Madgwick and chairman of the North Yorkshire Police Authority and local councillor Jane Kenyon.
ACC Madgwick said: “I am delighted to be able to open the Whitby Harbour Local Police Office in the heart of one of our communities across North Yorkshire and the City of York.
“This is the latest such office that we have already opened and there are more planned.”
Coun Kenyon added: “This is a happy occasion for those who live and work in Whitby as well as the many tourists who visit the town each year.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scarborough Borough Council for giving us the opportunity to work in partnership with them to improve our visibility in Whitby.”
Guests at the ceremony included superintendent Javad Ali, mayor of WhitbyTerry Jennison, North Yorkshire Police Authority members Carl Les, Erica Taylor and Jason Fitzgerald-Smith, Whitby Town Councillors, Steve Smith and Amanda Smith, Whitby’s harbour master, Martin Willis, Mark Naylor of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Colin Stonehouse of the Licensed Victualler’s Association, Paul Lovett from Delta Security who run the night marshalls in the town, North Yorkshire County Councillor Joe Plant and Mandy Plant of the Safer Community Partnership.