Call to reopen Helston police station

Helston Town Council is to ask the police commissioner to re-open the town’s police station.

The moves comes after former Kerrier councillor Tommy Bray contacted the town council to say he had received a “positive response” to his question about local police stations opening to the public.

He claimed that if Commissioner Tony Hogg received a letter from the council requesting that the police station in Godolphin Road be open at set times of the day, he would “look at the request sympathetically”.

Mr Hogg has not commented on these claims himself.

Helston’s mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby told his fellow councillors last Thursday that he would support this plan.

He said: “I have always thought it was absolutely ridiculous we have a police station in this town and if we wish to contact the police [we have to use] a box outside the station and get put through to Exeter.”

Members agreed to write to Mr Hogg asking for the station to re-open at set times of the day.

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7:30am Wed 27 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I agree, Helston police station should ideally be open to the public for a certain amount of time during the week, in my view it should never have been closed. The former Chief Constable stated that no member of the public would have to travel more than fifteen miles to their nearest open police station, this is untrue as it is more than fifteen miles from the Lizard to either Camborne or Falmouth police stations. Falmouth police station is supposed to be the nearest 'open to the public' to the Lizard according to the police website, this is not of much help to those without private transport, and not ideal for those with private transport.
I agree, Helston police station should ideally be open to the public for a certain amount of time during the week, in my view it should never have been closed. The former Chief Constable stated that no member of the public would have to travel more than fifteen miles to their nearest open police station, this is untrue as it is more than fifteen miles from the Lizard to either Camborne or Falmouth police stations. Falmouth police station is supposed to be the nearest 'open to the public' to the Lizard according to the police website, this is not of much help to those without private transport, and not ideal for those with private transport. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:47am Wed 27 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

In cases where a visit is required, I agree that's too far Gill, but in this day and age, the police no doubt take the view that many visits are unnecessary, distract them from more important tasks and could probably be accomplished by phone or other means.
In cases where a visit is required, I agree that's too far Gill, but in this day and age, the police no doubt take the view that many visits are unnecessary, distract them from more important tasks and could probably be accomplished by phone or other means. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

9:35am Wed 27 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I know what you are saying Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe, however, I found it inconvenient taking items over to Camborne that I had found.
I know what you are saying Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe, however, I found it inconvenient taking items over to Camborne that I had found. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:06am Wed 27 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

That does sound very inconvenient Gill
- maybe if the closures carry on, the police will need to launch a mobile lost property collection service...

By the way, beginning to regret choosing such a long user name on this site and people having to type it out: anyone who so wishes can just address me by my given name of Barry!
That does sound very inconvenient Gill - maybe if the closures carry on, the police will need to launch a mobile lost property collection service... By the way, beginning to regret choosing such a long user name on this site and people having to type it out: anyone who so wishes can just address me by my given name of Barry! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

12:34pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Yes, that is certainly easier Barry as I do generally print out your user name in
full. I do remember you actually said Barry was your name in the past during one discussion.
As far as I remember, the things I took to Camborne were a camcorder, purse with money in it and a chocolate bar that I found all in a bag in a car-park, I have to say that the chocolate very nearly didn't make it to Camborne, but I resisted the temptation on principle.

I think to re-open Helston police station would be good because many people do not have internet access in able to use the many on-line forms available and telephone calls are not always the stisfactory answer to everything.
Yes, that is certainly easier Barry as I do generally print out your user name in full. I do remember you actually said Barry was your name in the past during one discussion. As far as I remember, the things I took to Camborne were a camcorder, purse with money in it and a chocolate bar that I found all in a bag in a car-park, I have to say that the chocolate very nearly didn't make it to Camborne, but I resisted the temptation on principle. I think to re-open Helston police station would be good because many people do not have internet access in able to use the many on-line forms available and telephone calls are not always the stisfactory answer to everything. Gillian Zella Martin 09

4:11pm Wed 27 Mar 13

meerkats says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
That does sound very inconvenient Gill
- maybe if the closures carry on, the police will need to launch a mobile lost property collection service...

By the way, beginning to regret choosing such a long user name on this site and people having to type it out: anyone who so wishes can just address me by my given name of Barry!
Think its a great user name m' Lord , i would still prefer to use LBFS if that is ok with you . Barry seems more personal and this is the only time i am in contact via these comment pages with a Lord ,please dont take that away . lol !! I think Helston Police Station should be re opened it will more convenient for everyone in the town and surrounding rural areas.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: That does sound very inconvenient Gill - maybe if the closures carry on, the police will need to launch a mobile lost property collection service... By the way, beginning to regret choosing such a long user name on this site and people having to type it out: anyone who so wishes can just address me by my given name of Barry![/p][/quote]Think its a great user name m' Lord , i would still prefer to use LBFS if that is ok with you . Barry seems more personal and this is the only time i am in contact via these comment pages with a Lord ,please dont take that away . lol !! I think Helston Police Station should be re opened it will more convenient for everyone in the town and surrounding rural areas. meerkats

4:20pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

That's fine of course Meerkats. I suppose its more practical too as other people who read these pages less regularly will know whose comment is being referred to if you refer to one of mine. I like LBFS better than Barry anyway, which in recent years has become a bit of a comedy name... maybe due to the Chuckle Brothers ;-(
That's fine of course Meerkats. I suppose its more practical too as other people who read these pages less regularly will know whose comment is being referred to if you refer to one of mine. I like LBFS better than Barry anyway, which in recent years has become a bit of a comedy name... maybe due to the Chuckle Brothers ;-( Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

4:27pm Wed 27 Mar 13

meerkats says...

you certainly have given me a lot of chuckles with your comments ,keep it up,
you certainly have given me a lot of chuckles with your comments ,keep it up, meerkats

5:21pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Well everyone will know whose comment I am referring to because I shall refer to Lord Barry, problem sorted. :)

Regarding having the front office re-opened in Helston police station, the office used to be manned by police staff as opposed to sworn officers so it wouldn't really take them away from actual police work as such, it may take them away from other work but not presumably from work outside the station.
Well everyone will know whose comment I am referring to because I shall refer to Lord Barry, problem sorted. :) Regarding having the front office re-opened in Helston police station, the office used to be manned by police staff as opposed to sworn officers so it wouldn't really take them away from actual police work as such, it may take them away from other work but not presumably from work outside the station. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:27pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Having said all this I would prefer to go to Falmouth police station anyway as the parking there is easier. Last time I was there I found several available parking spaces.
Having said all this I would prefer to go to Falmouth police station anyway as the parking there is easier. Last time I was there I found several available parking spaces. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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