When I read Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk’s column in the Echo, which began ‘All crimes matter’, I thought I could not have put it better myself.
Then it occurred to me that actually I had, on page 27 of the same newspaper.
Two Gloucestershire police stations, earmarked for closure a decade ago, will be open to the public once more.
Lydney Police Station in the Forest of Dean, which was re-opened a year ago, is now trialling a public reception.
Barton Street in Gloucester will follow suit as soon as the building has been adapted to receive visitors.