12 February 2008
Safer Caerphilly county borough Community Safety Partnership are pleased following the news that all 33 wards within the county borough have now held their own PACT (Partnerships and Communities Together) meetings.
So successful have these meetings been in fact, January, February and March will see 26 wards holding their second or even third meetings as a means of following up on priorities and actions determined at previous meetings.
PACT meetings have the purpose of providing members of the public with the opportunity to voice any concerns they have with their local area in an environment where professional bodies such as the council and police are present and are there primarily to address such concerns.
The main issues that seem to be emerging from the majority of wards' PACT meetings include issues surrounding, anti social behaviour and youth nuisance, as well as vehicle nuisance and alcohol related crime and disorder.
Caerphilly County Borough Councils cabinet member for the environment, Cllr David Poole said, "I would encourage members of the public to attend their local PACT meetings, as it allows us to get a true picture of the issues faced in our communities. We are then able to prioritise the issues that require action."
Safer Caerphilly County Borough chairman, Chief Superintendant Alun Thomas said, "Local residents can rest assured that extensive measures are being taken to resolve any issues that are brought to our attention at PACT meetings. Through excellent partnership working we hope to continue providing a service of the highest quality to local residents who deserve to feel safe going about their day to day lives."
PACT (Partnerships and Communities Together) is a Safer Caerphilly county borough Community Safety Partnership initiative led by the police, in partnership with Caerphilly County Borough Council, which is about empowering local people and delivering results in response to their concerns.
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