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Why Cleethorpes police may be moving to The Knoll

Cleethorpes police station in the Sidney Sussex Ward, Cleethorpes is “outdated” and needs to move into a new seafront hub, according to Humberside’s police chief.

Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter said the Princes Road station is no longer fit for purpose – and officers could be moved to a new seafront location in the town.

The statement comes as plans to adapt The Knoll in the Croft Baker Ward of Cleethorpes, into a community policing hub have been submitted to North East Lincolnshire Council.

Part of the historic building at the corner of Knoll Street and Alexandra Road is currently occupied by the Armed ForcesAssociation.

The Knoll in Croft Baker Ward, Cleethorpes

And the new plans would see empty parts of the building turned into a new base for community officers.

PCC Hunter said: “As part of the review of our estate we are looking to relocate the community policing team in Cleethorpes to a central location in the town shared with public sector partners.

“The existing station in Princes Road is too large and outdated for our use and, if approved, this new community hub would better suit the needs of the local policing team without reducing the service to the public.”

Humberside Police’s director of estates Martin Knapp said: “We have found that being co-located with other public service organisations can help us to provide a better service to the communities we share.

“As a result, we are in the process of exploring where this could be a feasible option for our teams, as part of a review of our estates.”

The Knoll was built as a private residence in the late 1800s and is Grade ll listed.

Plans submitted by Humberside Police would see changes to a 1970s extension. Inside, the kitchen would be upgraded and an interview room created.

Staff access will be via a glazed screen door, while customer access would be via the armed forces café.