Just what is inside our grand police station?

PUBLISHED: 09:04 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:54 11 May 2010

Having moved myself and my family to Royston just as the cinema closed, I have watched the town have its ups and downs. There is no doubt that Tesco tries to dominate the area. A good example is installing a Costa Coffee, knowing full well that a Starbuc

Having moved myself and my family to Royston just as the cinema closed, I have watched the town have its ups and downs.

There is no doubt that Tesco tries to dominate the area.

A good example is installing a Costa Coffee, knowing full well that a Starbucks is supposed to be coming to the town centre, therefore trying to try and get shoppers into the habit of using Tesco as a social meeting place prior to Starbucks possible arrival.

But the biggest puzzle to me and everyone I speak to is the ever-so-grand police station.

This is a huge building that appears to have absolutely no use to the town.

What's in there exactly? All we ever see, in the very short opening times, is the very small un-friendly reception area.

As far as I know, we don't even have a 24-hour police presence, as this is provided from Hertford.

The daftest thing I see is that there is often a portable building giving out advice less than 100m away!

Could this building not be utilised for some other purpose, along with the ridiculously under-used town hall?

Perhaps this area could be demolished and re-built to provide the long overdue leisure facilities for North Herts?

C Williams


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