Request for information on planned refurbishment of Maindee Police Station and any other Custody Units across the Force Area

Reference: 21025

Date Added: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.


  • Please can you confirm if you are planning on refurbishing and then re opening the custody unit at Maindee Police Station? Are any other custody units across the Force area being refurbished?


I can confirm that whilst Maindee Police station remains as a key operational asset, there is no plan to reopen or refurbish the custody suite within the station.


In relation to the Force's two current custody suites at Newport Central and Ystrad Mynach - Newport Central will be undergoing planned refurbishment works during this Autumn and, following completion of that work, Ystrad Mynach will be receiving upgraded CCTV provision.


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