The Thames Valley Police Chesham neighbourhood team has found a new permanent home.

After the current Chesham police station was put up for sale for redevelopment last year, the force announced a new neighbourhood team would be set up somewhere in the town centre. 

The move to an office location within Chesham library has now been confirmed.

Superintendent Emma Burroughs, Commander for the Chiltern and South Bucks local policing area, said: “The relocation of Chesham neighbourhood team into the heart of a community building is a positive move and we are grateful to Buckinghamshire Council for their assistance.

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“Chesham police station has been closed to the public for a number of years and the team have used it as a base from which to patrol the local area. This move allows them to still hold a base within the town centre from which they can continue their patrols.

“I know that the team are keen to keep maximising the contact that they have with the local community through other local partners and will also continue the Have Your Say meetings that are held every first Saturday of the month in the town centre." 

When the move from the Broad Street base was announced last year, residents expressed concern. 

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One resident feared it would be a "matter of time" before Amersham station would face the same fate.  

Back in 2015, the force revealed it would close the counters to the public at Chesham and Gerrards Cross as part of a package that would save them an estimated £29 million by 2021.

SI Burroughs advised how to get in touch with the neighbourhood team in the future: “Whilst the team’s office in the library won’t be accessible to the public, this was also the case with the police station.

"You can get in touch with them using the contact us form on our website or by calling 101 and asking to speak to the Chesham neighbourhood team.”