A CASH injection by civic leaders means that Nantwich police station will soon be open six days a week.
Nantwich Town Council agreed on Monday to provide £36,000, spread over the next three years, to help fund the scheme.
In a drive to improve law and order, it also agreed to spend £88,000 to provide three CCTV cameras.
The news was welcomed by Nantwich's Chief Inspector Chris Brierley, who told councillors at their last meeting that if they could provide £12,000 a year for three years, he would find £16,000 a year from his own budget to ensure the Beam Street police station would open from 9am-5pm six days a week.
He said: 'I am delighted the council has reached this decision. Nantwich deserves a police station that is available to the public, but I was unable to cover the entire cost from my own budget.'
The council leader, Cllr Steve Hope, said: 'I am sure the double whammy will make a big difference.
'One camera will go in Mill Street, one on the car park near the Bowling Green pub and the other at the junction of Beam Street and Manor Road.
'A camera removed from Welsh Row when the Cheshire Cat nightclub closed down some years ago will be reinstated and a mobile camera will be sited on the market hall covering Churchyard-side, Market Street, the area around the parish church and Dysart Buildings.'