Wiltshire Council has embarked on a programme to develop Health and Wellbeing Centres across the county.
The idea is that the public should be able to interact with Wiltshire Police and other public services at each location across the county.
Our vision is for integrated front counters made up of staff who can deal with police and council queries, ideally mirrored by an integrated 101 non-emergency number serving both police and councils.
In September 2014 Corsham’s Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) took up residence in the first of these new sites - Springfield Health and Wellbeing centre.
The move by Wiltshire Police into the Springfield Health and Wellbeing Centre was a significant milestone along the road to shared services, joined-up working and the efficient use of public buildings.
The public sector has been required by the Government since 2010 to make significant budget cuts.
The strategic partnership with Wiltshire Council is allowing Wiltshire Police to leave buildings which, in some cases, are outdated, inefficient and in dire need of major investment.
By moving in with our partners at Chippenham, Salisbury and now Corsham we can dispose of those buildings for redevelopment and transfer our officers and staff to modern, efficient work spaces.