Hailsham Police Station drops opening hours

HAILSHAM Police Station will be open for less hours during the week as part of a cost cutting scheme for Sussex Police.

The opening hours for the George Street facility used to be open 10am to 8pm during the week, and 10am to 6pm on Saturdays.

Now the public can visit the station between 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays – but not on Saturdays.

Sussex Police Authority accepted the changes set out in a review paper at a meeting on December 9.

A police spokesman said: “There now follows a period of staff and public consultation before they are adopted. There is no indication currently when that might be, but there will be advance publicity before they come into force.”

Some police stations will also close as part of the review but to date these have not yet been announced.

Alan Price, Sussex Police Authority’s lead member for estates, said: “I welcome this paper and the authority’s approval of it. This is real proof that proposals that will save the force a very significant amount of money really will improve the way we deliver services to the public. “It is also important to note that although we have approved these proposals nothing is set in stone and this review will form part of our ongoing annual estate asset management plan and will continue to do in the future.”