The results from a recent poll on Whitehill Online show overwhelming support from the residents of Kidsgrove for the relocation of Kidsgrove Police to the Victoria Hall in Kidsgrove. These results are in stark contrast to the original poll which we ran in which the majority of Kidsgrove residents appeared to be against the proposals for Kidsgrove Police.
The main different in the results can ultimately be put down to fair and accurate coverage of the proposals. The initial poll was conducted when the plans were being talked about and used as political propaganda by the Kidsgrove Labour Party, which has been described as scaremongering by some local residents.
As a result of the actions of the Kidsgrove Labour Party, Staffordshire Police held a public meeting in Kidsgrove Town Hall, where they outlined current proposals and the cost savings that would be made from sharing the Kidsgrove Town Hall buildings, without impacting on the service that residents of Kidsgrove get from the Police. The meeting was marred once again by the actions of the Kidsgrove Labour Party who prevented Staffordshire Police from handing out a fact sheet presenting the facts regarding the relocation of the station.
Staffordshire Police and local inspector Martin Stevenson have worked hard to communicate with residents via this website and the print media such as Kidsgrove News and The Sentinel. As a result of knowing all the facts of the Kidsgrove Police Station proposals, it appears the Kidsgrove public overwhelmingly support the plans.