Chiefs urged not to shut Dronfield police station

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Police chiefs in Derbyshire are being urged to avoid closing Dronfield police station after they admitted considering the future use of all police buildings across the county.

Lee Rowley, who hopes to become the MP for North East Derbyshire in the next election, has written to residents in Dronfield vowing to put pressure on the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, not to give the go-ahead for the station to close.

“We need to be clear that it won’t be acceptable to even think about closing Dronfield police station, “ said Mr Rowley.

“I know from countless conversations with local residents that crime remains a real issue of concern in Dronfield.”

He said he plans to launch an online crime survey.

Mr Rowley said he hopes the results demonstrate how important the issue is for local residents.