Bute councillor’s ‘deep and real’ concerns over police inspector proposals

Councillor Len Scoullar has expressed concern over proposals that would see the police inspector position on Bute (held by Inspector Gordon Anderson, pictured) made redundant.
Councillor Len Scoullar has expressed concern over proposals that would see the police inspector position on Bute (held by Inspector Gordon Anderson, pictured) made redundant.

Bute Councillor Len Scoullar has written to Police Scotland’s Chief Constable of his ‘very deep and real concerns’ over proposals to remove the police inspector post from Rothesay.

Cllr Scoullar, in a letter to Chief Constable Sir Stephen House, said: “There are many reasons for my worrying about this reduction not the least of which is ending the operation of Rothesay Sheriff Court with the likelihood of officers having to spend much more time travelling to and from Greenock Sheriff Court and thus reducing Police numbers and supervision on our island.”

He continues: “The most serious problem for me is to understand how the Resource Allocation Model will be able to balance the needs of mutual aid and supervisory resilience when the geographic and logistical challenges of our island police service are considered.”

* To read Cllr Scoullar’s letter in full, see next week’s Buteman - on sale on Thursday, October 31.