Harborough police station in town is re-opened to public

Market Harborough police station
Market Harborough police station

Harborough people can pop into a local police station once again, with the re-opening to the public of the newly refurbished building on Fairfield Road, Market Harborough.

The front enquiry desk at the police station will be open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Sergeant Phil Durrant, Deputy Neighbourhood Policing Area Commander for the Eastern Counties said: “We reopened the front enquiry office at the beginning of March and would like to encourage residents to start reusing the service.

“A number of police services can be accessed via the front enquiry office including the reporting of a crime or a road traffic collision or lost/found property.

“Members of the public can also pick up a variety of police-related forms from here such as shotgun/firearms applications or bad driving reports, along with being to access a wide range of crime prevention advice.

“Our front enquiry staff are well trained and will be very happy to help with whatever issue you may have.”

The police station in Market Harborough has been closed to the public for more than five months.

The closure began on September 22, while a £129,000 modernisation scheme was completed.

A police spokesman said at the time: “The building was built in 1963 and has had almost no work done to it in 50 years.

“It is being made smaller and modernised so that it is fit for policing in the future.

“The alternative would be to find a new building which would cost far more.

“The back of the building, which is suspended on pillars, is being demolished as it is very poorly insulated and therefore expensive to heat, and the cells, which haven’t been used for 15 years, are being taken out and converted into storage.”

The new front enquiry office is at Market Harborough Police Station, on Fairfield Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9QJ.