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e-Petition: Port Talbot Community Against the Super Prison

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​We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government not to release or sell land to the UK government for the development of a super prison in Baglan.

 

The UK Government, with the support of the Welsh Government, proposes to build a 1600 capacity mens’ 'super prison' on Baglan Moors.

 

The site is near to homes and local facilities, local businesses and will place significant strain on roads and health services in the area.  The site is in an enterprise zone and designated for economic use as well as being in a flood risk area. 

 

Wales already has a large surplus of prison places with its existing prisons.

 

This prison would bring with it all of the associated problems with large prisons and there has been no guarantee from either government on what protections would be put in place to help Port Talbot cope with such a large number of prisoners.

 

There is no long term guarantee that the new prison would remain housing category C prisoners. It could be changed in future to hold more dangerous criminals.

 

Port Talbot can do better than this and our town deserves much more. Will you sign the petition and tell the UK Government and the Welsh Government, NO to a super prison in Port Talbot?

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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 14/08/2017
Open until midday on: 23/10/2017

 

Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 1263

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Sharon jenkins Aberavon 22/10/2017
Mr Mark Jenkins Aberavon 22/10/2017
Ellie Silcox Torfaen 22/10/2017
Julie O'Connor Bridgend 22/10/2017
Les Arnold Aberavon 21/10/2017
Anonymous Aberavon 20/10/2017
Anonymous Aberavon 20/10/2017
Anonymous Aberavon 20/10/2017
Brian Kappen Aberavon 20/10/2017
Marc Kappen Aberavon 20/10/2017
Leighton Kappen Aberavon 20/10/2017
Lynda Shaw Aberavon 19/10/2017
Linda Knight Aberavon 19/10/2017
Mal Knight Aberavon 19/10/2017
Anonymous Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 19/10/2017
Shaun Phillips Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 18/10/2017
Collette Phillips Aberavon 18/10/2017
Philip New Aberavon 18/10/2017
Catherine Golding Aberavon 18/10/2017
Nia WYN roberts Aberconwy 18/10/2017
Fflur Arwel Ceredigion 18/10/2017
Adam bird Aberavon 18/10/2017
Katherine bird Aberavon 18/10/2017
Anonymous Islwyn 17/10/2017
Mari Evans Gorllewin Abertawe 17/10/2017

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