A police station on the outskirts of Norwich is set to stay open as an operations hub after the town's team moved to a new base in the NDR.

Officers from the Sprowston neighbourhood team moved from its Wroxham Road station on the edge of Norwich to Broadland Police Station in Maple Way, Postwick, at the end of October.

The new building has been built as the final project of a five-year programme to help the police become “fit for the future”.

It will see improved facilities for frontline and neighbourhood policing with teams and is also the new home for Acle officers.

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Bill Couzens, chairman of Sprowston Town Council, revealed: "The Wroxham Road police station hasn't been open to the public for some time. It is still owned by the police."

From conversations with the force he understands the police station is going to be used by officers from the Bethel Street Police Station after the previous team moved to the new hub.

However he was unsure about the long-term future of the building.

But despite the Sprowston team moving to the new Broadland base, Mr Couzens believed Sprowston beat maganger PC Graham Gill is moving to a new office next to the suburb's fire station in Chartwell Road.

He said: "The police has said this could be an improvement and would not be detrimental to its operations because there would be better communication between the teams.

"Our beat officer is seen regularly around Sprowston."

Mr Couzens added people could still contact officers through email or by calling 101 and 999 and that the force is working together as a wider team to tackle crime.

He added he did not think the town council would be keen on taking on the Wroxham Road property if it was ever sold by Norfolk Police.

He explained there are many community buildings nearby including the Sprowston Diamond Centre and Sprowston Senior Citizens Club.

The council is also due to submit plans for the former Royal Bengal Restaurant and Viking Public House in Tills Road to develop a community hub and building for young people, which will be known as the Viking Centre.

Norfolk Police was approached for comment.