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Station Closures (3900/15)


I would like to request information about police stations in your force area in use, opened and closed down each calendar year.

The date range for my request is from 1 Jan 2005 to the date my request is answered.

If this request is likely to invoke a Section 12 refusal on grounds of excessive cost or time please reduce the date range until the request becomes manageable within the limits of FOIA (say, for example, within 75% of the cost/time limit).

1) Please provide me with the total number of police stations in your force area
a) in use
b) closed down
during each of the following calendar years ending:
i) 31 Dec 2005
ii) 31 Dec 2006
iii) 31 Dec 2007
iv) 31 Dec 2008
v) 31 Dec 2009
vi) 31 Dec 2010
vii) 31 Dec 2011
viii) 31 Dec 2012
ix) 31 Dec 2013
x) 31 Dec 2014
xi) as at the date my request is answered

2) Please provide a full list of every police station in your force area
a) opened
b) closed
during the last 10 calender years since 1 Jan 2005 showing:
i) The calender year it was opened/closed
ii) The postal address of the police station


We can easily locate information by financial year from 2008/09 onwards. Would this information satisfy your query? We can provide the postcodes of the stations, and are able to provide the information in excel.


Please find attached our response.