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Date Responded 23 March 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. The number of police stations closed since 2010 in your force area and their locations
  2. Proceeds gained from sales of former police stations assets, and their locations
  3. For the police stations that remain open in your force area, please also provide the front counter opening hours in 2010, and their locations.
  4. For the police stations that remain open in your force area, please also provide the front counter opening hours and in 2020 for each, and their locations.

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

With regards to points 1, 2 and 4 the below exemption is applicable.

 

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information

Point 1 and 2 has been asked for previously, disclosed, and the information is published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log.  FOI 946/19 refers.  This is still relative to your request.

With regards to point 4, this information is again freely available via the ‘find your local station’ page of the website.

With regards to point 3 I respond as follows:

In 2010 these were the opening hours for front offices in Northumbria,  for those which currently remain open to the public.  Some of the locations have changed from police stations to neighbourhood bases.

Current Front Office/Location

2010 Location

2010 Opening Hours

Berwick

Berwick

24/7

Alnwick

Alnwick

Monday – Sunday (8am – Midnight)

Ashington

Ashington

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Bedlington

Bedlington

24/7

Morpeth Neighbourhood Base

Morpeth Police Station

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Blyth Neighbourhood Base

Blyth Police Station

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Cramlington Neighbourhood Base

Cramlington Police Station

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Middle Engine Lane

Middle Engine Lane

24/7

Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Base

Whitley Bay Police Station

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

North Shields

North Shields

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Hexham

Hexham

24/7

Prudhoe Neighbourhood Base

Prudhoe Police Station

Monday – Sunday (8am – Midnight)

Gateshead

Gateshead

24/7

Westgate College Neighbourhood Base

Westgate Road Station

Monday – Sunday (8am – Midnight)

Byker/Clifford Street

Byker/Clifford Street

Monday – Sunday (8am – Midnight)

Forth Banks

Pilgrim Street

24/7

Whickham

Whickham

Monday – Sunday (8am – Midnight)

Etal Lane

Etal Lane

24/7

Waterloo Place Neighbourhood Base

Gillbridge Avenue

24/7

Farringdon Neighbourhood Base

Farringdon Police Station

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Houghton

Houghton

Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

Southwick

Southwick

Not open to the public

Millbank

Millbank

24/7

Washington

Washington

24/7

 

 

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