Read all about it – cop shop set for library?

Photo of councillor Frances McGlinchey outside Muirhead Police Station. Wants officers moved to Moodiesburn after station closes'Photo by Emma Mitchell'13/1/12
Photo of councillor Frances McGlinchey outside Muirhead Police Station. Wants officers moved to Moodiesburn after station closes'Photo by Emma Mitchell'13/1/12

POLICE officers could be set to move into a village library.

Strathclyde Police unveiled plans to close Muirhead Police Office, its only base in the Strathkelvin ward, in January.

Rumours are now rife that officers could be moved into Chryston Library once it relocates to the new Chryston High later this year.

However, Councillor Frances McGlinchey says she has concerns about the proposals and believes the Pivot Centre in Moodiesburn would be a better base for officers.

Councillor McGlinchey said: “I don’t think this would be a good move for the police. They are trying to downsize and save money, but this would mean having another stand-alone station.

“I think it would be a good idea to move into the Pivot Centre and the police seem to think this is a good idea too.”

Cumbernauld Police have confirmed they plan to leave Muirhead Police Office this year, but will retain the station until they find alternative accommodation in Strathkelvin.

Inspector John Ferguson said: “Discussions are still ongoing with our partners regarding finding suitable accommodation for the community policing team officers in the Strathkelvin ward.

“No final decision has been made regarding Muirhead Police Office, but it is important that we have a base in the area where members of the community can contact local officers and also have access to various other services.

“Regular police patrols continue to be carried out in the Strathkelvin ward and the community policing team will continue to work with the local community to address policing issues in the area.”

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