£9.2 million new police station is closed for lunch

#1
And so it continues, the underfunding and under staffing of essential services.....

This from my home towns local rag.....
You paid £9.2m for the new state-of-the art police station in Grantham – but don't go there at lunchtime because it will be shut.
The grand, glass-fronted three-storey building, which fully opened in Swingbridge Road last month, closes to the public every day between 1 and 2pm.

Police chiefs say it is because they are so under-funded and under-staffed, there is no one to cover the desk officer's lunch break.

Divisional commander Chief Supt Terry Hackett said: "At the present time I can only afford to employ one town enquiry officer on a full-time basis

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/Your-92-million-new-police.3565767.jp
 

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#2
Here in Cheshire they have asked for volunteers to 'man' rural police stations during the day. They're already closed after 6 p.m.
 
#3
ukdaytona said:
And so it continues, the underfunding and under staffing of essential services.....

This from my home towns local rag.....
You paid £9.2m for the new state-of-the art police station in Grantham – but don't go there at lunchtime because it will be shut.
The grand, glass-fronted three-storey building, which fully opened in Swingbridge Road last month, closes to the public every day between 1 and 2pm.

Police chiefs say it is because they are so under-funded and under-staffed, there is no one to cover the desk officer's lunch break.

Divisional commander Chief Supt Terry Hackett said: "At the present time I can only afford to employ one town enquiry officer on a full-time basishttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/Your-92-million-new-police.3565767.jp
How do they cope with the bloke's piss breaks - lock the door? :roll:
 
#4
in_the_cheapseats said:
ukdaytona said:
And so it continues, the underfunding and under staffing of essential services.....

This from my home towns local rag.....
You paid £9.2m for the new state-of-the art police station in Grantham – but don't go there at lunchtime because it will be shut.
The grand, glass-fronted three-storey building, which fully opened in Swingbridge Road last month, closes to the public every day between 1 and 2pm.

Police chiefs say it is because they are so under-funded and under-staffed, there is no one to cover the desk officer's lunch break.

Divisional commander Chief Supt Terry Hackett said: "At the present time I can only afford to employ one town enquiry officer on a full-time basishttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/Your-92-million-new-police.3565767.jp
How do they cope with the bloke's urine breaks - lock the door? :roll:
What do you think his helmet is for
 
#5
ukdaytona said:
in_the_cheapseats said:
ukdaytona said:
And so it continues, the underfunding and under staffing of essential services.....

This from my home towns local rag.....
You paid £9.2m for the new state-of-the art police station in Grantham – but don't go there at lunchtime because it will be shut.
The grand, glass-fronted three-storey building, which fully opened in Swingbridge Road last month, closes to the public every day between 1 and 2pm.

Police chiefs say it is because they are so under-funded and under-staffed, there is no one to cover the desk officer's lunch break.

Divisional commander Chief Supt Terry Hackett said: "At the present time I can only afford to employ one town enquiry officer on a full-time basishttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/Your-92-million-new-police.3565767.jp
How do they cope with the bloke's urine breaks - lock the door? :roll:
What do you think his helmet is for
:D

Is that called double hatting? Problem solved!
 
#6
ukdaytona said:
And so it continues, the underfunding and under staffing of essential services.....

This from my home towns local rag.....
You paid £9.2m for the new state-of-the art police station in Grantham – but don't go there at lunchtime because it will be shut.
The grand, glass-fronted three-storey building, which fully opened in Swingbridge Road last month, closes to the public every day between 1 and 2pm.

Police chiefs say it is because they are so under-funded and under-staffed, there is no one to cover the desk officer's lunch break.

Divisional commander Chief Supt Terry Hackett said: "At the present time I can only afford to employ one town enquiry officer on a full-time basis

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/Your-92-million-new-police.3565767.jp
Am I the only one who sees the inherent contradiction in my bold above? Strikes me £9.2m would pay for a lot of coppers.

Perhaps he should have worried more about what coppers are there to do and less about where they are to do it from.
 

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#8
smartascarrots said:
ukdaytona said:
And so it continues, the underfunding and under staffing of essential services.....

This from my home towns local rag.....
You paid £9.2m for the new state-of-the art police station in Grantham – but don't go there at lunchtime because it will be shut.
The grand, glass-fronted three-storey building, which fully opened in Swingbridge Road last month, closes to the public every day between 1 and 2pm.

Police chiefs say it is because they are so under-funded and under-staffed, there is no one to cover the desk officer's lunch break.

Divisional commander Chief Supt Terry Hackett said: "At the present time I can only afford to employ one town enquiry officer on a full-time basis

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/Your-92-million-new-police.3565767.jp
Am I the only one who sees the inherent contradiction in my bold above? Strikes me £9.2m would pay for a lot of coppers.

Perhaps he should have worried more about what coppers are there to do and less about where they are to do it from.
That'll be a different Budget, sir. Capital rather than revenue, you see.

It's why so many hospitals have loads of state-of-the-art equipment and long waiting lists. No-one can affort the staff to operate it. Or has planned ahead to train them.
 
#9
The person on the front desk is, more than likely, a memeber of the support staff.

All the police officers are probably destroying a rainforest in the back.
 
#10
Grownup_Rafbrat said:
Here in Cheshire they have asked for volunteers to 'man' rural police stations during the day. They're already closed after 6 p.m.
I was recently stopped and given 7 days to produce my vehicle documents at my local police station. It's a large building, and certainly not a 'police house', but when I got there, a handwritten sign on the door read 'Closed due to sickness'. This sign remained up for the remainder of the seven days, and as no other station would take my documents, I found myself in court! (where the case was thrown out, but that's beside the point.)
 
#12
smartascarrots said:
ukdaytona said:
And so it continues, the underfunding and under staffing of essential services.....

This from my home towns local rag.....
You paid £9.2m for the new state-of-the art police station in Grantham – but don't go there at lunchtime because it will be shut.
The grand, glass-fronted three-storey building, which fully opened in Swingbridge Road last month, closes to the public every day between 1 and 2pm.

Police chiefs say it is because they are so under-funded and under-staffed, there is no one to cover the desk officer's lunch break.

Divisional commander Chief Supt Terry Hackett said: "At the present time I can only afford to employ one town enquiry officer on a full-time basis

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/Your-92-million-new-police.3565767.jp
Am I the only one who sees the inherent contradiction in my bold above? Strikes me £9.2m would pay for a lot of coppers.

Perhaps he should have worried more about what coppers are there to do and less about where they are to do it from.
And that's another thing, whilst we're ranting about coppers. A few years ago, they built a new police station nearby. The entrance and lobby look as though they were designed as a palace, with huge pillars, an incredibly high ceiling, marble floors and vast panes of shiny skyscraper-stylee glass.

For them to then whine about being underfunded should really raise more eyebrows than it does...
 
#13
RFUK said:
And that's another thing, whilst we're ranting about coppers. A few years ago, they built a new police station nearby. The entrance and lobby look as though they were designed as a palace, with huge pillars, an incredibly high ceiling, marble floors and vast panes of shiny skyscraper-stylee glass.

For them to then whine about being underfunded
should really raise more eyebrows than it does...
I doubt that coppers of any rank make those decisions. Do you know differently?

Seeing money wasted does not mean a "department" is fully funded. The "millitary" wastes billions every year, yet it is underfunded. The same goes for just about everything "managed" by politicians/civil service.
 
#15
Thats okay. SO for 1 hour a day it should be legal to be a vigilante. Or they should declare martial law.

I'm sure if you were to park on double yellows outside they'd find time to help you with your £80 fine
 
#16
Our local nick and Collyhurst (2005 Most Neglected Community in the EU) nick both close at sunset, but there is a freephone near the door to summon a constable in dire emergency.
 
#17
still21inmymind said:
Our local nick and Collyhurst (2005 Most Neglected Community in the EU) nick both close at sunset, but there is a freephone near the door to summon a constable in dire emergency.
Such as reports of a member of public fighting back against a chav?
 
#18
Biscuits_AB said:
I wish some f*cker would waste you.
Great post. Very informative. Not sure what relevance it has with the thread topic though. Would you care to explain in more detail?

Over £9 million was spent on a police station and yet the funds to man it are insuficient. Do you have an opinion about that? Or do you just want to continue with "add hominem" atacks that have nothing whatsoever to do with the subject being discussed?
 

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