Notts Police have confirmed that Worksop police station is not on the market despite claims from John Mann MP that the building is touted for sale.
The MP for Bassetlaw tweeted on Thursday 17th July: “Worksop police station being touted for sale as it is too big.”
He also told the Guardian: “I am concerned that policing is being downgraded in Bassetlaw.”
“Criminal cases are being taken away from the court in Worksop, and now the police station is being touted for sale.”
A spokesperson for Notts Police said: “We can confirm that the police station on Potter Street, Worksop is not being touted for sale.”
On Monday 21st July the Government announced its plans to close four police stations and five front counters in Notts in a bid to save £2.4m over the next three years.
However, Worksop is not included in the proposals- with Arnold, Sneinton, Meadows and Carlton, which are all in Nottingham, facing the chop.
John Mann said: “The police have made clear to me directly their desire to move out of the station and to get rid of the building. I am delighted if they have changed their mind.”