Leighton Buzzard Police Station will be closed for nine days over the Christmas period, Bedfordshire Police have confirmed.
The station’s enquiry office will be shut from Monday, December 23 to Tuesday. December 31 when it reopens for the day between 9am and 5pm before closing again on New Year’s Day.
This means Leighton’s police headquarters will be closed for the longest period of time over Christmas and New Year in comparison to the other stations across Bedfordshire.
Houghton Regis, Ampthill and Biggleswade Police Stations will all be shut for six days during the same time frame, while Dunstable’s station closes for three days and Luton HQ remains open throughout.
Beds Police have advised anyone who would like to contact their police station to call the non-emergency 101 number.
Twitter comments that have followed since the announcement include Jenni who said: “So Leighton Buzzard police station is closed all of Christmas and the new year what exactly do I pay the council tax for #disgrace.”
Si said: “No active police station, a Police and Crime Commissioner that doesn’t care - what is going on in Leighton Buzzard?”
Jerome Turner said: “Yay, go crime spree!”
Joe Levien said: “Too many cutbacks by the PCC to have the station open? Lucky it’s quiet in LB and there’s not a spate of burglaries to report eh?”
Adam Dodwellsaid: “Other police stations in Beds are not shut for such an extended period - yet again Leighton Buzzard gets short changed.”
Dennis Mason said: “Why do the people of Leighton Buzzard put up with it?”
Jenny Marks said: “So folk in Leighton Buzzard are being attacked in their homes and the Police Station has decided to close over Christmas! #thelogicfailsme”