Rumours have been circulating in West Waterford that the local station was about to join Ballyduff Upper and Stradbally in being closed down this year.
I have sought public clarification on the matter through the Joint Policing Committee. I did so having already been told by Chief Superintendent Pat Murphy that there are no plans to close the Garda Station, though some rostering arrangements are being reviewed
While I understand people's fears, I am concerned with how this rumour emerged.
The Waterford County Community Forum, a non-political organisation set up by the County Development Board, had publicised a planned public meeting about the supposed station closure.