Supporting Pontypridd Fire Station

A consultation has begun to review fire service facilities across Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Commenting on the review, Owen Smith said:

“I have given my support to the campaign to keep two fire engines here in Pontypridd, and I have met with the firefighters at Treforest station.

“I’m supporting the proposed position of a new station in Upper Boat with both a full time and a retained appliance. The station would be just off the A470 and would have better access in emergency situations than the current location in Treforest, which is on a side street on a busy artery road.

“People have approached me with concern and I agree that having just one appliance locally is insufficient and could be dangerous. I will be lending my support to our firefighters here in the Pontypridd constituency and will be submitting my views to the consultation shortly.”

You can take part in the survey online at: