Following Dudley Council’s Planning Department approving new flats on the old Police station in Dudley Town Centre, Marco Longhi MP has stated his determination to bring a new station back to Dudley.
Marco Longhi MP stated “There have been too many broken promises on this issue, I want to see shovels in the ground – there is often too much talk and not enough action. I recently setup meetings with Dudley Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner office to force progress on this.
“Having spoken with the Cllr Patrick Harley, Leader of Dudley Council I am pleased to say there has been progress after the talks I put together - we’re hopefully of a Planning application in September.
“The Conservative Council and I are fully behind bringing this new police station to Dudley town.
“I disagree with Labour’s position on closing Police stations because they are ‘old fashioned’ – I believe they form a fundamental part of the community that act as a key gateway for community engagement to help tackle crime.
“I hope the new PCC does not drag their feet and will support our push to bring a Police station back to Dudley”