COUNCILLORS have praised North Wales Police for improving the quality of life for local residents.

Arfon Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner, was invited down to the Wepre Ward of Connah's Quay to see how residents feel about police action in regards to combating drugs in the area.

New tennants have recently moved in to a home in the Llewelyn area which had been closed following a police raid.

Cllr Ian Dunbar, who invited Mr Jones, said: "Residents have said they now feel safe and have all said how pleased they are."

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The Police and Crime Commissioner spoke to neighbours to see what life was like for them before the closure of the house and afterwards.

He told the Leader: "It's nice to see the delivering quality of results that improve the quality of life for residents.

"Obviously one house dealing drugs can have a very debilitating effect on the whole neighbourhood and that is what happened here. I'm pleased to speak to neighbours who have said their quality of life has improved and I hope we can maintain that."

Mr Jones was also joined by Cllr Peter Davies, Cllr Ron Hill and Cllr Ian Smith.

Cllr Hill said: "I'm pleased to see what is happening and I hope they keep it up. It's the innocent people it affects, especially if you have elderly people or children living next door.

"I would like to thank Arfon for the support we are getting from police and policing action. There's nothing more disconcerting that when people are knocking on doors during the early hours of the morning for drugs."

A local resident, who did not want to be named, said since North Wales Police officers took action, she feels safer.

She added: "It's easier to sleep at night now, we do feel safe and I sleep better knowing my kids are safe. I can let them in the garden now to play with no worries."