GLENGORMLEY residents will have the opportunity to have their say on the possible closure of the town’s police station this evening.
Chief Inspector Stephen Reid will chair a public meeting on the future of the Antrim Road facility at a public meeting in Mossley Mill tonight, Monday, March 5 at 7pm.
The meeting forms part of the public consultation process into the station’s future which has now entered its final two weeks.
The PSNI is conducting a large scale review of its estate in order to reduce over £100million in costs.
Glengormley Police Station is among a number of facilities that were earmarked for closure at a Policing Board meeting last year.
Chief Inspector Reid has said improvements in technology have meant local officers are able to spend a longer amount of time on the beat.
And, although the station’s closure is only being considered, it could free up resources to put more officers on the street.
“We are now into the final two weeks of this consultation process,” said Chief Inspector Reid, “and I would urge anyone with a view on the future of the station to have their say.
“This is an important opportunity for local people to feed into, and influence, how policing should be delivered in Glengormley in the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to reassure our residents that whatever the outcome of this process, they can still expect the personal, professional and protective policing service that has always been provided by their local Neighbourhood and Response teams.
“These officers will remain dedicated to the area and to its residents.”
The public consultation process closes at midnight on Sunday, March 11.
Anyone wishing to add their views should contact Glengormley Inspector Martin Ruddy by emailing him at: firstname.lastname@example.org, writing to Inspector Martin Ruddy, Glengormley PSNI Station, 244 Antrim Road, Glengormley, Newtownabbey, BT36 7QX or by calling Tel: 028 9025 9332 between 9am and 4pm.
Monday’s public meeting is in the Yarn Suite at Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, at 7pm.