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Cabinet applauds work of Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership

Posted on : 06 Oct 2022

Cabinet applauds work of Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership
Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet has applauded the work of the local Community Safety Partnership, during a meeting held on 5th October.
Terms of reference for the Safer Caerphilly Partnership were also endorsed by Cabinet members; and Cllr Philippa Leonard, current Cabinet member with responsibility for community safety, was approved as the voting representative for the Council on the Partnership.
The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership sees responsible authorities working together to address crime and disorder, the misuse of drugs, alcohol and other substance, and to reduce reoffending.  The Partnership includes Caerphilly County Borough Council, Gwent Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, National Probation Service and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
During the meeting, Cabinet members received an update on successful initiatives introduced by the Safer Caerphilly Partnership including:
  • Projects to prevent deliberate fire setting such as Operation Arid, Project Bernie and Operation Bang which addresses anti-social behaviour over Halloween and Bonfire Night.
  • Joint Operations and Dispersal Orders conducted between Community Safety Wardens, Gwent Police & partners.
  • Weekly Youth Service Outreach and Positive Futures sessions held to target hotspot areas and engage youths on the cusp of offending.
  • Youth Offending Service projects to prevent escalating offending behaviour which can include family support and mentoring.
  • The implementation of Public Space Protection Orders covering over 300 locations across the county borough, all aiming to prevent anti-social behaviour. 

Cllr Philippa Leonard, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Protection, said “Since its inception, the Safer Caerphilly Partnership has delivered numerous projects and initiatives which tackle existing issues as well as taking a proactive approach to prevention.  This report is just a snapshot of the excellent work being undertaken by the partnership in keeping our communities safe for the enjoyment of all.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved to date and look forward to continue working together for the benefit of residents and visitors to the county borough.”


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