Police consultation ends

Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett and local councillors are launching a petition against the possible closure of the front counter at South Kirkby police station'left - right, Shaun Hodson, Sandra Pickin, Laurie Harrison, Michelle Collins, Jon Tricket, Jean Askew, Martyn Ward, Allan Garbutt
Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett and local councillors are launching a petition against the possible closure of the front counter at South Kirkby police station'left - right, Shaun Hodson, Sandra Pickin, Laurie Harrison, Michelle Collins, Jon Tricket, Jean Askew, Martyn Ward, Allan Garbutt

THE public consultation period on the future of police front desks has come to an end.

Public opinion was sought after proposed plans were announced, which could see the closure of the desk at South Kirkby police station.

In response a petition was launched by outraged local councillors and Jon Trickett MP.

The consultation period ended on Monday but people can still sign the local protest petition, which is being handed in next week on Friday, June 22.

Coun Michelle Collins said: “We hope that police will take public opinion on board - people don’t want the service to go. We want to see more police on the streets and not cuts to services - people won’t feel safe with that door locked.”

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said public views would be taken on board before any decision is made.