Station Traffic Flow - 350/21

Date Responded 07 April 2021

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:

Regarding West End Police station on Westgate Road - I would like the information below to cover the last five years of the West End Police Station operation.


  1. We would like to know how many police and office workers were based on the building.
  2. What their normal shift patterns were
  3. How many parking spaces were allocated for staff and the normal times they were used.
  4. Are there any records pertaining to car movements and parking within the site?

In Response:

The date of transfer from the former police station opposite the General Hospital site to Westgate College was July 2017.  We have therefore looked for information for the period July 2012 to July 2017.


1. The table below shows an average number of Police Officers / Police Staff who were based in the building during the respective years.  Please note however that numbers would fluctuate throughout the year. 










175 / 80






In April 2015 Northumbria Police underwent a significant restructure resulting in the Response Teams working from other stations hence the 2 numbers for that year showing pre and post April 2015.


2. Response officers (approx. 90 - 95 officers per year) worked a 5 week shift pattern covering 24/7.  The Neighbourhood teams (approx. 65 - 70 officers per year) worked a 16 week pattern covering 8am – midnight this continued following the restructure in 2015.  Other officers and staff (approx. 20 per year) worked day shifts between 8am – 6pm.


3. No information held.  There is no information about how car parking was allocated or periods of use.  Additionally, we no longer have any drawings which indicate the number of car parking bays which existed at the station.


4. No information held.  We hold no information to be able to provide a response at this point.

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