Police shutters go down

Petersfield Police Station
The front desk at Petersfield Police Station is one of 17 to close Photo: ITV Meridian

Front desks at police stations across Hampshire are to close from today as the force battles to save £57 million by 2015.

It comes following a Hampshire Constabulary review into where and when the public uses face to face access to services. The front offices at Hythe, Lyndhurst, New Milton, Shanklin, Cosham and Cowes have already closed during recent weeks, and today 17 more are to follow.connotations

The following front offices will be closed from today:

Tadley

Whitchurch

Farnborough

Fleet

Yateley

Whitehill

Petersfield

Bishops Waltham

Waterlooville

Hayling Island

Parkgate

Fratton

Romsey

Hedge End

Ringwood

Shirley

Portswood