Public Access To Canton Police Station
Date Published: 31/07/2012
As a key stakeholder in the Canton area we wanted to update you in relation to Canton Police Station.
As you will be aware, all premises with the South Wales Police estate are subject to an on-going review. This is to ensure we are fit to deliver a modern and effective service to the public.
Canton Police Station was put up for sale last winter as part of this review and has now been sold.
We currently have no completion date for this sale.
However, in partnership with the local authority we are continuing to look for more suitable, modern and cost-efficient premises in the community for the local neighbourhood policing team (NPT).
One proposal still being considered is to share an existing facility, such as the local library, as this would allow us to maintain a presence in the heart of the community.
From Monday, August 6 there will no longer be a front desk facility at Canton Police Station as we prepare for the eventual closure of the station.
We would like to stress that policing in Canton will remain unaffected by this change as the NPT will still be based there.
As we encourage our officers to spend time out of the station on patrol, being visible to the community and attending incidents, from this date the front doors will no longer be open to members of the public.
Decisions to change the use of any police estate are always made with great care to ensure that policing is never adversely affected.
Contact details of your local Neighbourhood Policing team can be found on www.ourbobby.com along with dates of forthcoming Pact meetings and the Monthly Cuppa with a Copper’ event at Wesleyan Church Café, Cowbridge Road East.
To contact the police please phone 101 or in an emergency dial 999.
Once again I can assure you that there will be no reduction in the number of response or neighbourhood officers currently covering Canton.
We will continue to keep you updated.