Cop shop to stay in Alstonville

BOB Wilson was pleased that police have arrested rumours that the Alstonville police station was to close.

But he doesn't want the community to be complacent.

RUMOUR ARRESTED: Alstonville's Bob Wilson was pleased to hear police give an assurance there are no plans to close the Alstonville station.  Photo Graham Broadhead / Ballina Shire Advocate
RUMOUR ARRESTED: Alstonville's Bob Wilson was pleased to hear police give an assurance there are no plans to close the Alstonville station. Photo Graham Broadhead / Ballina Shire Advocate Graham Broadhead

Mr Wilson is protective of the police station as he led the community campaign to get an officer back in the cop shop in the late 1990s.

He said the Alstonville community valued the police presence in the growing Plateau area.

He is encouraging residents to remember to phone the Alstonville station if there are any police matters that need to be dealt with during business hours.

Of course, he said if there was an emergency to continue to phone Triple-0.

"We definitely need a police presence with the Plateau growing the way it is," he said.

One advantage the Alstonville community had when the campaign for a police presence in town was underway was that the community already had a police station.

Residents of Lennox Head over the years have unsuccessfully campaigned for a police presence.

The Ballina police station is staffed for 24 hours.



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