THE MS for Aberconwy has expressed her relief and delight that Conwy Fire Station will remain open after plans to close it were scrapped.

In late July, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) stated an online consultation period, running until September 22, proposing three options in its “Emergency Cover Review”.

On Monday (October 16), the service confirmed that options two and three are now off the table, securing the future of Llanberis, Beaumaris, Abersoch, Cerrigydrudion and Conwy fire stations.


Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy fire stations to stay open after U-turn on cuts

Janet Finch-Saunders MS said following this news: “I would like to thank local residents for working with me to help save Conwy Fire Station.

“As part of the campaign I have met and corresponded with Dawn Docx, the chief fire officer, especially, so as to try and save Conwy Fire Station.

“It was clear to me that the closure would have increased the risk to Conwy and the surrounding areas.

“Llanfairfechan and Llandudno would have been the nearest stations to provide firefighting services, and as a result of the increased distance, there would have been a detrimental impact on response times.”

The closure of the station in Conwy was proposed by the authority as part of a consultation about cost-cutting measures.

Option one, which is still under consideration, would see full-time firefighters put on duty during the day in Corwen, Dolgellau and Porthmadog.

A final decision will be confirmed by the service on December 18.

Mrs Finch-Saunders added: “I am grateful to the fire authority for listening.

“They clearly now understand how vital it is that there is community support for any plans.”