Thursday 10 Jan 2019
Wrexham’s multi-storey police station at Bodhyfryd closes its doors to the public next week after more than 40 years’ service as the eastern command divisional headquarters.
A new facility opened in Davy Way Llay in November with most functions, including CID and custody transferring before Christmas, leaving the Wrexham-based Local Policing Services and front counter service at the Bodhyfryd site.
These teams will now be moving a few yards to Crown Buildings, at 31 Chester Street, for a several months while work on a brand new town centre police station at the Oriel – Library building on Llwyn Isaf is completed.
The front counter at Bodhyfryd will close on January 15 while it is being transferred to the Crown Buildings location.
A temporary mobile front counter unit will be set up near the former station to cover Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th of January and will be open between 10am and 2pm.
Out of these hours members of the public wishing to use the front counter service can access support through the NWP website, call 101, e-mail, use our live chat link https://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support
or the use existing external telephone still active at the Bodhyfryd site.
Inspector Vic Powell said; “The station in Wrexham Town has been home for many of us for some years, but we now relish the opportunity to set up in our temporary accommodation before we finally move to our new facility in the Oriel Library.
“The old station has served the community well for the past four decades or so, but time has taken its toll and the premises are no longer fit for contemporary policing purposes.
“We really look forward to serving the community of Wrexham from our new temporary base.
“The front desk facility at Crown Buildings will be open as usual from Thursday 17th January 2019. Public access to this facility will be via the door off the car park to Crown Buildings and will be suitably signposted.
“I would ask that anyone who needs to access police services at Crown Buildings does not use the main entrance facing onto Chester Street as this is for council staff.
“There will be no specific car park for the police counter service other than the nearby public pay and display car parks.
“I am very pleased that we have managed to maintain a town centre presence between vacating the old station and moving into our new facility at the Oriel.
“It is crucially important that we continue to build on the positive and existing community relationships and I would like to thank Wrexham County Borough Council for their partnership support in providing the facility at Crown Buildings.”