The chair of the Hampshire Police Federation has raised concerns over the facilities at Andover Police Station following a visit.

Zoe Wakefield, the chair of the body which represents police officers across the county, was at the town’s police station as part of regular visits to Hampshire Constabulary’s facilities. While there, officers raised a number of concerns over the condition of the station’ amenities.

She said: “Station visits again today with the Hampshire Police Federation Secretary and Wellbeing Lead, with Hampshire Response Cops at Parklands followed by Andover police. Lack of cutlery, station security, broken cooker and IT that doesn’t work were the main issues raised.”

Hampshire Constabulary said it was aware of the issues and working to resolve them.

Andover Police Station is part of the wider Hampshire Constabulary Police Estate, which owns a range of buildings ranging from the historic to the modern.

At present, the force is undertaking the Estates Change Programme, which intends to “provide better support to frontline services and to better align the whole estate with the changes that will continue to be required in operational policing” in order to support officers.

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has also pledged a “complete review” of the police estate in the county, saying after her election that the six-year-old policy needs to be looked at again.

Following a request for comment by the Advertiser, Hampshire Constabulary says that it intends to work to resolve these issues, with a spokesperson saying: “The wellbeing of our officers and staff is incredibly important to us, and we are committed to promoting good health and wellbeing in our policing teams.

“We are aware of the issues raised and will work with the Police Federation and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to resolve them.”