Although no longer a place of residence for the Police Sgt., Bottesford Police Station remains the centre of policing for the Vale of Belvoir. However, it would seem that in the 1950’s a police presence was not sufficient to deter criminal activity judging by the article below taken from an edition of the Grantham Journal published in 1957. Maybe the criminals were more brazen or just plain daft!
On November 17th, 2010, Leicestershire Constabulary announced the closure of a number of police stations, including Bottesford’s Police Station (English Heritage Grade 2 listed), which has been the centre for policing the village and surrounding Vale communities for over 160 years. It was sold and has been converted into flats.