Council urged to fight Ammanford station closure
8:58am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
A ‘SENIOR’ police officer has urged Ammanford town councillors to write to Christopher Salmon, newly-appointed Police Commissioner of Dyfed-Powys, registering their dismay at the closure of the town police station’s front desk.
Cllr Julia Rees told colleagues she had been approached by the senior officer who implored the council to make their feelings known. Town mayor Paula Treharne told Cllr Rees the council had always been against the closure of the station to the public. “We’ve never endorsed this,” she added.
“One-hundred and ninety-five pounds per house is what we pay for policing in Ammanford,” said Cllr Andrew Lewis.
“They want to up the police precept by three per cent, but are taking services away – that should also be pointed out in this letter.”