Consultation on a new police hub in Milton
Following a consultation in February to changes to policing services, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, in conjunction with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, is launching the final phase of public consultation on proposals for the new police hub on the site neighbouring the Park & Ride facility in Milton.
The February consultation showed significant support for the principle of changing our service by closing Parkside Police Station in Cambridge and replacing it with a new city centre police station, and a new hub on the outskirts of Cambridge to serve communities in the south of Cambridgeshire. The proposals respond to the changing nature of crime and policing in Cambridgeshire, alongside local population growth. Its current facilities do not allow the Constabulary to fully respond to today’s needs.
This website provides more information on the proposals for the new hub in Milton, as well as an update on our commitment to provide a new police station in Cambridge city centre.
Visit our virtual exhibition, join us for one of our ‘live chats’, and let us know your views on the proposals between 9.00am on Wednesday 1st July 2020 and 5.00pm on Friday 31st July 2020.
Why a virtual exhibition?
While it is unfortunate that we are unable to hold face-to-face consultation events at this time we do need to progress the planning application for the site in order to ensure that Cambridgeshire Constabulary has the tools and facilities it needs to fully respond to today’s needs. The longer we wait, the longer it will take to provide these facilities.
Despite the ‘lockdown’ rules being eased from the 4th July 2020, for a number of reasons, including the ability to ensure safe conditions for both the project team and the public, we are still unable to hold events in public to get your views. We are also aware that many people might not feel comfortable attending a physical event. Therefore, we have developed a programme for consultation that ensures that we are able to listen to your views while maintaining the safety of everyone involved. In addition, this form of consultation means that the information is publicly available throughout the month of July, rather than at only specific dates and times, and there will be multiple opportunities for you to ask questions about the proposals, rather than just at a few events.
Know someone who needs a paper copy of the consultation documents?
If you know someone who cannot get online, or cannot make one of the live chat sessions, please send us their name and contact details (including address) through the Contact page or leave a message at 01223 827124.
We can send them a paper copy of the consultation information and feedback form. Please note, the deadline for providing feedback will still be 5pm on Friday 31st July 2020.
Read the February 2020 service change consultation report and response
We were pleased that so many members of the community responded to our consultation and let us know their views.
You can read the consultation report (with updated graphs), which includes details of the ways that we consulted and the feedback that we received here.
The Constabulary has now reviewed the feedback we received and is pleased to provide our response to this report here.