A SOMERSET policing team moved to a new station this week.

Avon and Somerset Policing team for Wells moved to a new premises on Burcott Road, where they will be sharing the space with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

But don't worry, they did manage to catch the Hot Fuzz swan sculpture gifted to them in 2012 by Director Edgar Wright, to bring to the new site.

The new Wells police station was officially opened by chief constable Andy Marsh on Wednesday, April 28.

“This is an exciting time for local policing and we are pleased to be joining our colleagues from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service at the Burcott Road site," he said.

"South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust also use the site as a social standby point so the move to the new station truly reinforces our commitment to serving our communities and continuing to work alongside our local partners.”

Steve Boucher, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust county commander for Somerset, said they are pleased the team are able to make use of the site.

"We look forward to continuing to work closely with them to serve local communities,” he said.

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The old police station, on Glastonbury Road, was built in the 1950s and was costly to run. The station did not meet the needs of modern policing and so the move will provide staff with a modern base, close to the city centre.

Chief inspector Sharon Baker said they were sad to say goodbye to the Glastonbury Road site, but glad they could bring the swan with them.

"The old site was just too big and no longer fit for purpose and the new station at Burcott Road will better meet the needs of modern day policing," she said.

"I’m pleased we have been able to find such a great new location in the city, enabling us to still deliver policing services for the population of Wells from the heart of the community.

"The move to the new police station will not affect the number of Police Officers and PCSOs working in the area who will continue to be out and about in the local community.”

Lee Howell, chief fire officer for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, said they are "delighted" to be working alongside their colleagues at Wells City Station.

"This is just one of the ways in which we are continuing to strengthen collaboration between our partners," he said.

"Having emergency services working from the same station with their complementary skills can only be a positive for the community and further improve local safety.”