The Rothwell Labour Action Team are getting more phone calls and letters about the plans by West Yorkshire Police to axe its frontline service to the community in Rothwell. This is obviously an issue that residents feel strongly about and why shouldn’t they? We pay for our police through our council tax and we deserve the same level of service as elsewhere in the city. If residents find they are victims of crime and want to go to the police station they will have to go to Holbeck and this is not acceptable. People have commented that the police station in Rothwell needs to be open for longer hours, not closed completely! Maybe this is the reason why West Yorkshire Police are citing the station at Rothwell having fewer visitors than some of the other police stations.