North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has confirmed the sale of the site housing Selby’s former police station to supermarket Aldi has now been completed.
The Portholme Road base has been vacant since the town’s North Yorkshire Police team moved to Selby Civic Centre on Doncaster Road since 2019 and the conveyancing process has now concluded.
Former Commissioner Julia Mulligan agreed to the co-location with Selby District Council in 2015 as part of the efforts to invest in people not property and provide improved accessibility for the public, modern facilities for officers and staff, and reduce the overall running cost of the estate.
Then, it was estimated there would be a saving over a 30-year term of £3.6million.
Current Commissioner, Zoë Metcalfe, said:
It is now three years since police officers and staff moved to their new base at Selby Civic Centre which has improved access to officers and staff thanks to the investment in technology that also allows them to be more visible on our streets and in our communities.
Our efforts to work collaboratively with other public organisations, invest in frontline policing and put the focus on people not premises will continue, and the sale of the Portholme Road site is another important milestone, saving taxpayers’ money while improving the service offered by North Yorkshire Police.