WORK to create a new police enquiry office in the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare got under way yesterday.
Contractors are converting part of the business lounge into a standalone office which will deal with police enquiries.
The new enquiry office will have a separate entrance and will be open to the public between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Police enquiries have been dealt with at the general enquiries desk since January 2013 when North Somerset Council brought a number of public services together under one roof, when the Town Hall Gateway was launched.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “The new enquiry office is another step in our move to provide the most efficient and accessible services to local people.
“Our policing presence remains in the heart of the community, surrounded by other local services, and I am confident that these plans will help officers meet the needs of local residents and continue to keep the community safe.”
The building work is expected to be completed by the end of March with the enquiry office planned to be open when coronavirus restrictions permit.