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Award nod for Gloucestershire police training centre

Gloucestershire Constabulary's training and conference centre is in the running for a national award - barely six months after its official opening.

The Sabrina Centre, built on the site of the former nuclear power station at Berkeley, has been shortlisted in the regeneration category of the iESE Public Sector Transformation awards.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl said: "Being shortlisted for this award is very exciting and a great compliment to what has been achieved.

"More importantly, it is recognition of the great work done by the developers and my office in creating what is an exceptional facility and a credit to all involved."

The £6.9million training centre was officially opened with a virtual appearance by Home Secretary Priti Patel and in person by Policing Minister Kit Malthouse MP in October.

Names after the mythical goddess of the adjoining River Severn, the centre welcomed its first intake in June and was bought on a 150-year lease from the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency.

Judges made a virtual visit to the centre this week with the winners announced later in the year.

The ieSE awards are open to all public bodies in the UK and their partners in the voluntary, community and private sectors and are sometimes called the public service Oscars.

In 2018, the Commissioner's Fund was named Police Service of the Year and in December, Gloucestershire Constabulary's transport services department was named Greenfleet Public Sector Fleet of the Year (Small to Medium Category).

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