Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has launched a petition calling for a central, public facing police station in Bath, following the reduction in opening hours at the police enquiry office on Manvers Street.
Bath MP Wera Hobhouse and Dine Romero, the Lib Dem Council Group Leader, are heading up the campaign for a ‘proper’ police station to return to the city.
Dine Romero said; “Bath residents attach huge importance to having a visible police station in the city centre.
“There is a perception that the city is less safe than previously and that more people are falling victim to crimes.
“Bath is a city of almost 100,000 people, which attracts millions of visitors every year. It’s not right that our police and residents are so under-resourced.”
Wera Hobhouse said it was “ridiculous” that Bath didn’t have a proper police station.
She added; “I believe in people power. If as a city we make it perfectly clear that we want a proper police station in Bath, then it can happen.
“Everyone who lives in, works or visits the city has a right to be safe. Every officer who serves in our police force should have the tools to do their job to the best of their ability.
“Please sign and share our petition! If you don’t do the internet, please write in to my office at 26 Charles Street, BA1 1HU with your name and address, indicating that you would like to sign it!”
The petition can be signed on Wera’s website here.