Member of the Senedd Ken Skates will be joined by police at his upcoming advice surgery to create a ‘one-stop shop’ for constituents.
Ken Skates and Sgt Richard Evans from North Wales Police are teaming up for the surgery in Llangollen to double the support offered to local people.
Mr Skates, MS for Clwyd South, said: “Surgeries are an important fixture in elected members’ diaries and provide a valuable opportunity to sit down face-to-face with constituents, discuss issues of concern and to offer support and advice.
“Clearly, the pandemic put paid to public surgeries for much longer than we expected or hoped, but now restrictions allow it’s important that we resume them.
“By teaming up with the police it means people can raise any concerns or information directly with them in confidence which they might otherwise not report, as well as speak to me about anything else they need help with. We are hopeful these one stop shop-style surgeries will help local people if there are a number of issues they want to discuss.”
Mr Skates said he is likely to continue to run surgeries alongside police going into 2022.
Sgt Evans said: “We are always keen to work closely with elected members to support local people, so we thought joining Ken at his Llangollen surgery made perfect sense. We look forward to discussing any local policing issues with members of the public then.”
The surgery will take place in Llangollen on Friday, November 19, from 10am-midday. Appointments can be booked by emailing [email protected] or calling Mr Skates’ office on 01978 869058.