Kidsgrove Police have today moved from the old original station at Kidsgrove Traffic Lights to their new base at Kidsgrove Town Hall. The Kidsgrove Police move was brought about as a result of financial savings which need to be made by Staffordshire Police, something which has ensured a continued Police presence in Kidsgrove.
Kidsgrove Police Station will remain open to the public the exact same hours as before and the front line Policing service in Kidsgrove remains unchanged. The main savings which have taken place are those based around long term maintenance of the building, something which should no longer be an issue now Kidsgrove Police are using previous spare capacity at Kidsgrove Town Hall.
This whole Police move in Kidsgrove became a political issue when Labour featured the story in their election material. It appeared that some Kidsgrove residents had been misled somehow into believing the Police Station was to close and Kidsgrove to lose a policing presence, when it was only ever relocating. Online where a full discussion of the facts was presented, the reception of the Kidsgrove Police move was much more positive.
Kidsgrove residents will no doubt now hope that the Police can continue to serve the community of Kidsgrove and build on the positive reception they have.