New weekly police surgeries for Sutton Bridge

POLICE are to hold weekly surgeries in Sutton Bridge following criticism that a “police office” in the Curlew Centre has hardly been used.

Councillors who funded the police office from their designated budgets are delighted it will at last be used regularly.

The first surgery runs from 2pm-6pm on Wednesday, June 6 and police have announced weekly dates running through to August 22.

District and parish councillors Chris Brewis Michael Booth had each given £1,000 towards the rent.

Following the police announcement, Coun Brewis said: “We are delighted, actually. I am over the moon.

“Since the centre opened in October, I think they have been in once or twice.”

But Coun Brewis said he would also like police to visit at random times because he believes a patrol car parked in the village would deter petty crime.

Every member of The Suttons Neighbourhood Policing Team will attend the first session.

PCSO Ben Harrington will run a crime reduction event and residents can learn about Smartwater.

Sgt Amy Whiffen said: “The surgery will be a regular feature allowing members of the community to meet with the local team and discuss issues and concerns.”