Ovenden Police Station is sold off to meet budget cuts

Ovenden Police Station
Ovenden Police Station

Ovenden Police Station has been sold.

As reported by the Courier, the station, off Ovenden Road, was closed and put up for sale along with the police stations in Sowerby Bridge, Elland and Hebden Bridge in a bid to meet Government spending cuts.

Divisional commander for Calderdale Police Chief Superintendent Chris Hardern saidhe could save £100,000 alone not having to spend money on heating, lighting and rates for the four stations.

Selling the buildings would also generate extra cash.

None of the stations were open to the public.

Calderdale officers are now based at three hubs - the existing stations in Halifax, Brighouse and Tomdorden.

Chief Superintendent Hardern said officers are still on patrol in the areas where stations were shut as they were before and the public should not see a difference to service delivery.

West Yorkshire Police has been hit by budget cuts amounting to 20 per cent by 2015.