LOCAL traders, harbour staff and school children were among the South Pembrokeshire people visited by Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon
on January 28.
His ‘Your Voice’ day of activity in Saundersfoot, Pembroke Dock and Neyland also saw him meet individuals and small groups privately with 20-minute appointments.
Issues raised included the future of Saundersfoot Police Station, the usefulness of publicly-funded CCTV systems and antisocial motoring in Neyland.
Mr Salmon said: “Saundersfoot Police Station is open for business although I’m exploring other possible bases in the local community. No change will be made until new arrangements are put in place. Public CCTV is, largely, the responsibility of the county council. I’m happy to help those and others with CCTV budgets look at best options for the future. Councillors in Neyland reported local issues with a small number of young motorists. I’ll ask the Chief Constable what action local police are taking. I welcome the public’s thoughts and ideas on any of the matters discussed.”
Those who met Mr Salmon included members of Saundersfoot Community Council and Neyland Town Council. He also discussed matters with local PCSOs, local traders and with staff and pupils at Saundersfoot Community Primary School.
The Commissioner oversees an annual Dyfed-Powys policing fund of around £100m. As the elected voice of the public, he makes the police answerable to the communities they serve.
He works in partnership across a range of agencies to ensure a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
In his first two years in office, his key achievements have included more police officers, improved access to the police, reduced policing costs and the launch of the Commissioner’s Fund for community initiatives.
Mr Salmon has arranged 12 ‘Your Voice’ days through 2015 – three in each Dyfed-Powys county of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.
The schedule includes: Newcastle Emlyn and Lampeter; Presteigne and Knighton; Llanelli and Burry Port; St Davids and Fishguard; Aberystwyth; Carmarthen and St Clears; Builth Wells and Brecon; New Quay and Aberaeron.