Police Commissioner Candidates should support the Tri-Service Centre

June 21, 2012 5:39 PM

Liberal Democrats councillors were delighted to receive cross-party support that police commissioner candidates should commit to supporting the Tri-service Centre in Quedgeley.

Jeremy HiltonA motion proposed to full council by Liberal Democrat Leader Cllr. Jeremy Hilton asked that all candidates for the post of directly elected Police Commissioner declare their position on whether they support maintaining the police emergency control room at the Tri-Service Centre, Quedgeley.

Cllr. Hilton said: "Under the Labour Government there were plans to move the fire control room to Taunton. This was abandoned by the coalition government, which has recently awarded the county council £1.8million to upgrade the fire control facility. It is vitally important that all police commissioner candidates continue to support the work of the Tri-service centre including keeping the police emergency control room under the same roof.

"The Tri-service centre has done a great job in co-ordinating the efforts of our emergency services, which was particularly noticeable during the 2007 floods".

The seconder of the motion Cllr. Charmian Sheppard (LD, St Mark's, St Paul's and St Peter's) said: "we were pleased that submitting this motion gave us the opportunity to thank past and present members of the Gloucestershire Police Authority who work tirelessly and in the background ensuring effective policing in the community".