04 July 2008
Caerphilly council's team of Community Safety Wardens are at the forefront of combating levels of disorder and anti social behaviour within the county borough.
The team of twelve Community Safety Wardens deliver a uniformed, high visibility presence within our local communities, seven days a week, and are accredited under the Gwent Police Chief Constable's Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.
They also have limited enforcement powers to deal with certain disorder and enviro-crime issues.
During the last financial year, the wardens, whilst acting as the "eyes and ears" of our communities, have:
- Visited/patrolled 3158 crime and disorder "hotspot" locations
- Attended a total of 233 community based meetings
- Referred 149 untaxed vehicles to the DVLA
- Made 96 "Items on View" referrals
- Assisted in 25 Gwent Police led operations
- Made 87 Anti Social Behaviour referrals
Caerphilly County Borough Council's cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Lyn Ackerman said, "The council's team of Community Safety Wardens make a huge difference to our local area. They are consistently at the forefront of helping combat anti social behaviour and disorder and are an extremely reassuring presence to local residents, particularly our more vulnerable ones.
These figures clearly illustrate the effectiveness of our wardens and help emphasise the fact that they truly are a great asset not just to Caerphilly council, but to the people of the county borough also."
For further information, please visit the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership's website at www.caerphilly.gov.uk/saferccb
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