Dyfed Powys Police Statement on Stradey Park Hotel – 28 July 2023

353 days ago

The following statement was issued by Dyfed Powys Police on Friday, 28 July 2023.

Following confirmation from the Home Office that asylum seeking families will move in to Stradey Park Hotel in a phased approach over the coming weeks, Dyfed-Powys Police is keen to continue the productive working relationship officers have fostered with community protest groups, to ensure a smooth transition for all parties.

We understand the strength of feeling within the local and wider community and take their concerns very seriously. The aim of the policing operation is to provide a policing response, in conjunction with partners, which effectively manages any community tensions and balances the rights of all who are affected by the use of the hotel to house asylum seekers.

Where officers are at the scene, their presence aims to facilitate peaceful protest, continue engagement and dialogue with all parties, and offer reassurance to the community, however where an offence is committed, we will take all reasonable and proportionate steps to bring offenders to justice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have demonstrated peacefully over the past few weeks and urge anyone planning to join the protest to follow the example that has been set by local residents.

If you are planning a protest we would encourage you to contact us via https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, email 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or call 101 so we can help facilitate a peaceful protest.

Following confirmation from the Home Office that asylum seeking families will move in to Stradey Park Hotel in a phased approach over the coming weeks, Dyfed-Powys Police is keen to continue the productive working relationship officers have fostered with community protest groups, to ensure a smooth transition for all parties.

We understand the strength of feeling within the local and wider community and take their concerns very seriously. The aim of the policing operation is to provide a policing response, in conjunction with partners, which effectively manages any community tensions and balances the rights of all who are affected by the use of the hotel to house asylum seekers.

Where officers are at the scene, their presence aims to facilitate peaceful protest, continue engagement and dialogue with all parties, and offer reassurance to the community, however where an offence is committed, we will take all reasonable and proportionate steps to bring offenders to justice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have demonstrated peacefully over the past few weeks and urge anyone planning to join the protest to follow the example that has been set by local residents.

If you are planning a protest we would encourage you to contact us via https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, email 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or call 101 so we can help facilitate a peaceful protest.