Hereford & Worcester

Edgar Street site chosen for Hereford's fire and police station

A site has been chosen for a new emergency station to be shared between Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and West Mercia Police.

The organisations have announced they plan to build an "innovative facility" on Edgar Street in Hereford city centre, near the football ground.

A potential site at the Herefordshire Council office buildings in Bath Street is no longer being considered.

The existing stations are considered too old to be fit for purpose.

Bromsgrove in Worcestershire already has a shared fire and police station.

West Mercia PCC Bill Longmore said: "It's a new way of working, but I am a big supporter of a partnership approach - it will improve services for both organisations, and be financially beneficial for the people of Herefordshire."

Assistant chief fire officer John Hodges said: "We have found working in close collaboration with our colleagues at the police on this exciting project to be very fruitful."

He said they were currently at the stage of carrying out feasibility studies into the Edgar Street site.

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