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OPCC agrees sale of St Blazey Police Station to town council

A deal to sell St Blazey’s former police station to the town’s council has been agreed by the office of the police and crime commissioner (OPCC).

The deal includes a 15 year lease for two rooms to be used as a base for the local policing team and two parking spaces for police vehicles.

Andrew White, OPCC chief executive, said: “This is a win-win situation for all parties. We have been able to work together to reach a position which all sides were happy with.

“The deal means we have been able to help the council acquire a useful facility at below market price while allowing the neighbourhood policing team to maintain a presence at the heart of the community they serve.”

Roy Taylor, who is both a St Blaise town councillor and Cornwall county councillor, said: “The road here has not been a smooth one but we have arrived at an agreement that is acceptable both to St Blaise town council and to the police and crime commissioner.  

“I know this will be welcome by many people who like me value the presence of police based in the town.”

Another St Blaise town councillor, Stuart Wheeler, said: “St Blaise town council was determined to keep a base in St Blazey for our excellent PCSO team.

“We were also mindful of the need to ensure the deal was both value for money, and that it would provide a useful building space for other activities.

“We are very pleased to have met all of these objectives and look forward to seeing our PCSOs on the beat for many years to come.”