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Homeless hostel opens in former Egremont police station

A controversial homeless hostel in west Cumbria has officially opened.

The former police station in Egremont has been converted into an eleven-bed house with priority given to former military personnel.

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Hostel for former servicemen opens in Egremont

The hostel has now opened. Credit: ITV Border
The hostel has now opened. Credit: ITV Border

A hostel for former military personnel has opened in Egremont.

The 11-bed hostel is at the site of the former police station on Main Street.

After local opposition to the plans Copeland Council said all prospective residents would be vetted, and the hostel has now opened.

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