Caterham is set to lose its police front counter as a result of "ongoing budget challenges."

Just seven years after Surrey Police saw the number of its front counters cut to 12, five more will be gone by the end of March.

Godalming, Camberley, Dorking, Addlestone and Caterham's front desks will all close on March 31, with the police citing a lack of use as the main reason for the decision.

"In 2011, Surrey Police reduced the number of front counters to 12, this has recently been assessed to monitor the demand on those 12 and there are five which are consistently seeing on average 1.5 people, or fewer, per hour," a police spokesman said.

"Alternative ways of contacting the police will continue to be available, including online reporting; retaining yellow phones at those locations as well as calling us directly."

Now, just six front desks remain in Surrey; Reigate, Epsom, Guildford, Woking, Staines and Esher.

"To close any front counter is not a decision taken lightly and it is recognised that when it comes to accessing our service one size does not fit all, however we have a responsibility to be as efficient with our funding as we can be," the spokesman said.

"Over the coming weeks further information will be shared within the local communities, where the closures are taking place, to explain the alternatives to a front counter provision."