The future of Llanfyllin Police Station has been assured by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys.

Dafydd Llywelyn visited the town last Friday and met with the local policing team and councillors to take about the station and rural crime.

Councillor Peter Lewis said he was pleased with the pledge.

He told the Advertizer: "He was fully committed to keeping the police station in Llanfyllin open.

"He also understands the rural area.

"Llanfyllin Station covers the largest area within Dyfed Powys which is quite an expanse."

Cllr Lewis said the station is fully manned currently with two PCSOs and three PCs, and that Mr Llywelyn plans to continue that.

He continued: "It is fantastic that it is fully-manned and it is good that it has received the recognition it deserves.

"It is also fantastic that we have a police station where people can come in and speak to officers rather than having to use the 101 number."

The discussion also touched on rural crime and the continuation of the Llanfyllin Farmwatch, which is run in conjunction with Dyfed Powys Police and NFU Wales, and sends messages out to members when rural crimes are committed.

Cllr Lewis added: "It was good that he recognised the importance of that service and encouraged others to sign up."