28 November 2011>
Anti-social behaviour is down by 35% in Caerphilly county borough – which equates to 3,695 fewer incidents than this time last year.
The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership, which is comprised of organisations including Caerphilly County Borough Council, Gwent Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, has been working hard alongside community groups and local volunteers to tackle anti-social behaviour related issues head on.
The partnership has been working on a number of initiatives, to work to reduce anti-social behaviour across the county borough, some of which include: -
- Four Strikes Early Intervention Process – a mechanism for identifying individuals whose persistent anti-social behaviour causes problems within our communities and for considering appropriate action to seek to modify such behaviour.
- Back on Track – initiative aiming to reduce the number of off-road bikes being used in the community.
- Project Bernie – which aimed to reduce the incidence of grass arson in and around the Bargoed area
- Victims Champion – Caerphilly's Victims Champion Lana Harrison works alongside victims and witnesses of anti-social behaviour to provide support and advice.
Officers from local Neighbourhood Policing Teams across Caerphilly county borough, as well as the council's teams of Community Safety Wardens and CCTV operators have also been working hard, conducting high visibility patrols of the area and dealing with any incidents they came across.
Cllr Rob Gough, Cabinet Member for Public Protection said, "This is very pleasing news and definitely a positive step in the right direction. I would really like to emphasise the commitment of the many other teams, community groups and members of the public – without their involvement, the task of reducing levels of anti-social behaviour in our county borough would be all the more difficult."
"From youth workers and community volunteers who provide diversionary activities for young people to take part in, through to our Trading Standards team who work hard to ensure that alcohol doesn't get into the hands of our youngsters, all have, and will continue to play a key role in this substantial reduction in anti-social behaviour levels", he added.
To report incidents of anti-social behaviour, please call Gwent Police on 101. In an emergency, please dial 999.
For more information, please visit the Safer CCB website.
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