Time to call a spade a spade!
One of the things I did on my return to the area from a sojourn in the north was to attend public police meetings in order to take an interest in my community. Usually they were tedious but the emphasis was the desire by local residents for a police stati
One of the things I did on my return to the area from a sojourn in the north was to attend public police meetings in order to take an interest in my community.
Usually they were tedious but the emphasis was the desire by local residents for a police station in Royston that was open on a 24/7 basis.
It is with disappointment that I read in your columns that the Royston police station is to, effectively, close down.
After all, an 87 per cent reduction in opening hours amounts to a closure in anyone's language.
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One of the things I learned in Yorkshire was to call a spade a spade, not a shovel!
Therefore it is beholden on all good members of the community to encourage positive and appropriate behaviour in young and old alike.
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- 10 Historic Mayflower train makes its way through Royston and Meldreth
After all, we have apparently been abandoned by "the fuzz".
With a hinterland population of approximately 25,000 in the Royston area, we are going to be without the brave services of the boys in blue.
This is going to involve the dormant and redundant deployment of a building in the centre of Royston which cost an estimated £2million.
It could surely be used as accommodation for the Constabulary.
Oh well, we've lost a cricket club, an outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a garage, and nearly a High Street, I suppose the loss of a cop shop is no big deal.
But my message to the Chief Constable would be "get this nick open".
Old North Road, Royston