Venue change: Fed chair praises quick-acting organisers of National Police Memorial Day
South Wales Police Federation chair Steve Treharne has praised the organisers of this year’s National Police Memorial Day after they were forced to find a new venue for the service.
It will now take place at the New Theatre, Cardiff on Sunday 24 September.
The change came after the previous venue, St David’s Hall, was closed due to the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) panels in the building.
Steve said: “The National Police Memorial Day is one of the most significant days of the year for policing when we all come together to pay our respects to our fallen colleagues and to show our support for their loved ones.
“The organisers have done a fantastic job in finding a new venue at such a late hour to ensure that the service can go ahead.”
Doors will now open at 12.30pm, with everyone seated by 1.30pm for the service to start at 2pm.
There’s still time to register to attend the event. The booking system will close on Wednesday 20 September.
People who have already registered don’t need to take any further action.
A reception planned for the evening of Saturday 23 September has been cancelled as the venue is not available.