Cambridgeshire Constabulary To Consult on New Proposals To Replace Outdated Parkside Police Station

Throughout February Cambridgeshire Constabulary are consulting the public on proposals to enhance our service for the south of Cambridgeshire.

As you will know, the nature of policing and crime in Cambridgeshire is changing. Our population is growing, and many of you will be aware that our current police facilities at Parkside in Cambridge city centre do not provide our officers and staff with the tools they need to fully respond to today’s demands.

New facilities are needed to improve our response and service to the public – without them, tackling crime will become more difficult. We are therefore consulting on the principle of proposals to replace the outdated facilities at Parkside with both a new city centre police station and a police hub on the outskirts of Cambridge to meet the area’s growth and to respond to the challenges of modern-day policing.

It is important we secure as much feedback from the public and wider stakeholders as possible. For your information and should you receive any enquiries, I have outlined below the ways in which people can get involved in the consultation:

Website: We have launched a consultation website which includes a video, FAQs and more information about why we’re making this proposal. An electronic version of the questionnaire is also available for comments to be submitted.

Public drop-in events: We have two remaining public drop-in events to let people know what we are proposing and to ask questions. We have chosen public places in order to be able to catch passing members of the public who might not otherwise choose to engage with the consultation process. We will be handing out flyers, taking feedback, and providing hard copies of the questionnaire at the events.

Dates, times and locations of the drop-ins are as follows:

Wednesday 12th February 2020 – 4pm to 7pm
Sainsbury’s Superstore, Huntingdon

Saturday 22nd February 2020 – 10am to 2pm
The Lion Yard Shopping Centre, Cambridge

Hard copy questionnaire: Hard copies of the questionnaire will be available in Parkside, Histon, Sawston, St Neots, Cambourne or Ely police stations until Saturday 29th February.

Telephone and email: Members of the public will be able to call our consultation team on 01223 827 124 or email

Social media: We will be publishing information and details about our consultation, and how the public can find out more, via our social media accounts. Feel free to share any of these details via your own channels if you would like. These can be found at:
Twitter: @CambsCops
Instagram: @CambsCops

If you have any questions or comments on our consultation, please contact the consultation team via for more information.

Best wishes,

James Sutherland
Superintendent, Cambridgeshire Constabulary