Councillor Peter La Broy mentioned on his Facebook page a visit to Bude by Alison Hernandez, the Police Commissioner.
At the recent Town Meeting, Inspector Julian Morris represented the Police. He mentioned the geographical problems in our area. The nearest custody suite is now Newquay, not Launceston.
Councillor La Broy mentioned that during the visit, positive progress was made:
Some decent conversations around our Community CCTV, the possible reopening of our station front desk and some sensible discussions around the custody process.
This evening, the Mayor, Bob Willingham added on his page:
There was no shift on getting the custody suite in Launceston open to try to reduce the time spent transporting ‘prisoners’ to be locked up, but an alternative scheme could be trailed called ‘Street to Suite’ where a private security company is called in to provide transportation. There is the chance that we could get some funding to help improve our CCTV network but the best news was that if enough support was shown it might be possible to get the front office at our Police Station open, staffed by volunteers.
From the comments, people in Bude are keen to see a front desk open once more in the town but question the volunteer element.
Let us know your thoughts on this important issue!