New police station for Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham Police Station Chippenham Police Station

Wiltshire Police Authority today announced that Chippenham is to get a new police station.

This will replace the dated, former NAAFI building that the police have occupied in Wood Lane since the 1960s.

Councillor Chris Caswill, the local Wiltshire Councillor and Member of Wiltshire Police Authority, said: “This is good news for Chippenham. It demonstrates the long term commitment to deliver local policing for the town. The current building is a maintenance nightmare.

"Something has to be done and now is the right time, even in the current financial climate. We have the opportunity to sell part of the site as a major contribution to the cost of a smaller building on the remainder of the site.

"We are confident that we will get competitive quotes for the work and it makes sense to begin now rather than struggle on with the old building.”

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5:34pm Mon 20 Sep 10

Freedom Fighter! says...

Yet again a waste of money, what happened to the police cutbacks, perhaps the chief super will get an en-suite bathroom!
Yet again a waste of money, what happened to the police cutbacks, perhaps the chief super will get an en-suite bathroom! Freedom Fighter!
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6:16pm Mon 20 Sep 10

Lady Bayden-Powell says...

Great News !
The building is an eyesore and much of the inside is wasted by vast corridors and cells that are no longer used.
Time for a revamp me thinks, well done all.
Great News ! The building is an eyesore and much of the inside is wasted by vast corridors and cells that are no longer used. Time for a revamp me thinks, well done all. Lady Bayden-Powell
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7:04pm Mon 20 Sep 10

Mouse007 says...

Familiar with the place are you?
Familiar with the place are you? Mouse007
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8:44pm Mon 20 Sep 10

ChippenhamBorn&Bred says...

Great news, the building is very old and dated and will save money especially as some of the land will be sold off, i would imagine that the site will be paired with the old Westmead school and sold for development and so wll make that area much more appealing.
Great news, the building is very old and dated and will save money especially as some of the land will be sold off, i would imagine that the site will be paired with the old Westmead school and sold for development and so wll make that area much more appealing. ChippenhamBorn&Bred
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8:54pm Mon 20 Sep 10

blueboy1 says...

What ?

We have police officers in chippenham. dont think I have seen a policeman in Chippenham for a couple of years now, however I think I have seen a few sat in cars flying past at 70mph chasing someone with a broken tail light, but cant recall seeing a police officer tackling the drunks, yobs, scroungers, pikeys when they cause havoc in the town. forget a new building get a few more officers and a few push bikes.
What ? We have police officers in chippenham. dont think I have seen a policeman in Chippenham for a couple of years now, however I think I have seen a few sat in cars flying past at 70mph chasing someone with a broken tail light, but cant recall seeing a police officer tackling the drunks, yobs, scroungers, pikeys when they cause havoc in the town. forget a new building get a few more officers and a few push bikes. blueboy1
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9:29am Tue 21 Sep 10

medrith says...

blueboy1 - you were obviously not in the area of Monkton Park on Sunday. It was like an episode of The Bill down there.
blueboy1 - you were obviously not in the area of Monkton Park on Sunday. It was like an episode of The Bill down there. medrith
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11:23pm Tue 21 Sep 10

Local Bloke says...

So they can afford a new station, but will not pay the payrise already agreed and promised to their HQ staff ?

I wonder if a strike is planned - should be !!!
So they can afford a new station, but will not pay the payrise already agreed and promised to their HQ staff ? I wonder if a strike is planned - should be !!! Local Bloke
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2:07pm Wed 22 Sep 10

judgeatnam says...

We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!!
We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!! judgeatnam
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5:32pm Wed 22 Sep 10

Local Bloke says...

judgeatnam wrote:
We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!!
You clearly are unaware that Police officers pay 11% of their salary into their pension. The tax payer has no involvement in it.

As for a hard job, yes you're right some people do have hard jobs, but how many put their life on the line regularly ? Not many.
How many get injured, some seriously, doing their jobs ? A few, but not many.
How many people put up with the same cr*p and disrespect that our Police Officers do ? Hardly any at all.
[quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!![/p][/quote]You clearly are unaware that Police officers pay 11% of their salary into their pension. The tax payer has no involvement in it. As for a hard job, yes you're right some people do have hard jobs, but how many put their life on the line regularly ? Not many. How many get injured, some seriously, doing their jobs ? A few, but not many. How many people put up with the same cr*p and disrespect that our Police Officers do ? Hardly any at all. Local Bloke
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3:11pm Thu 23 Sep 10

judgeatnam says...

Local Bloke wrote:
judgeatnam wrote: We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!!
You clearly are unaware that Police officers pay 11% of their salary into their pension. The tax payer has no involvement in it. As for a hard job, yes you're right some people do have hard jobs, but how many put their life on the line regularly ? Not many. How many get injured, some seriously, doing their jobs ? A few, but not many. How many people put up with the same cr*p and disrespect that our Police Officers do ? Hardly any at all.
As I said,the usual cr*p.
[quote][p][bold]Local Bloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!![/p][/quote]You clearly are unaware that Police officers pay 11% of their salary into their pension. The tax payer has no involvement in it. As for a hard job, yes you're right some people do have hard jobs, but how many put their life on the line regularly ? Not many. How many get injured, some seriously, doing their jobs ? A few, but not many. How many people put up with the same cr*p and disrespect that our Police Officers do ? Hardly any at all.[/p][/quote]As I said,the usual cr*p. judgeatnam
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5:43pm Fri 24 Sep 10

Locksmith says...

Local Bloke wrote:
judgeatnam wrote: We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!!
You clearly are unaware that Police officers pay 11% of their salary into their pension. The tax payer has no involvement in it. As for a hard job, yes you're right some people do have hard jobs, but how many put their life on the line regularly ? Not many. How many get injured, some seriously, doing their jobs ? A few, but not many. How many people put up with the same cr*p and disrespect that our Police Officers do ? Hardly any at all.
And they get to beat up innocent women as well don't forget!
[quote][p][bold]Local Bloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: We could have a new police station, extra police on patrol, pay rise as promised if........all police staff work to 65 like the rest of us. Do you realise that Police staff retire at 50-55 years old with a full final salary pension paid for by the every suffering Council Tax payers who have no say in the matter? I know there will be the usual crap about what a hard stressfull job the police do. But there are plenty of us in the private sector who also have hard stressfull jobs which we have to work at until we are 65 and then find out a load of bankers have stolen our pensions!![/p][/quote]You clearly are unaware that Police officers pay 11% of their salary into their pension. The tax payer has no involvement in it. As for a hard job, yes you're right some people do have hard jobs, but how many put their life on the line regularly ? Not many. How many get injured, some seriously, doing their jobs ? A few, but not many. How many people put up with the same cr*p and disrespect that our Police Officers do ? Hardly any at all.[/p][/quote]And they get to beat up innocent women as well don't forget! Locksmith
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