State-of-the-art station for police and fire service officially opened

Staff from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police with chair and vice chair of North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Meirick Lloyd Davies and Cllr Peter Lewis at the official opening of Tywyn Fire and Police Station

Staff from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police with chair and vice chair of North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Meirick Lloyd Davies and Cllr Peter Lewis at the official opening of Tywyn Fire and Police Station

The chair of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority has officially opened the Tywyn Fire and Police Station this month.

The joint station, sited on Pendre Enterprise Park, is a fully operational fire and police station.

Work began on the project back in February 2015 and was completed in January this year. The investment has upgraded the facilities from the previous fire station on Frankwell Street that had been operational on the same site since the 1960s.

Simon Smith, chief fire officer, said: “The previous fire station at Tywyn was an old building in great need of upgrading. Today we work more closely with our partners in the police, therefore it made clear sense for both police and fire and rescue service staff to operate from the same building.

“The project has involved a substantial investment of £1.25 million and demonstrates the commitment of both organisations to their staff and local community.”

Arfon Jones, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, added: “Having new, state-of-the-art premises also means that officers and staff have a better working environment which can only be of benefit in providing the best possible service to the local community.”