Dispersal orders to tackle anti-social behaviour in Caerphilly
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Dispersal orders will be in place in Bargoed and Rhymney this weekend to tackle anti-social behaviour.
The 48-hour orders are as a result of an increase in anti-social behaviour (ASB). The orders gives officers extra powers to direct such groups to leave the area if they are involved in ASB, if members of the public are being harassed, alarmed or distressed or if officers think their behaviour may lead to ASB.
If they return to that area after being moved on, they face being arrested.
A dispersal order has been issued for the Bargoed Park area from Friday 21 May from 6pm to Sunday 23 May at 6pm. This is as a result of an increase in anti-social behaviour calls and criminal damage in the park.
This order will cover Bargoed rugby ground, Park Drive, Moorland Road, Western Drive, Upper Wood Street, Heol Cae-Derwen, Heolddu Grove and Heolddu Drive.
Bargoed Park. Source: Google map
A dispersal order for Bargoed Town Centre area will be in effect from 8pm on Friday, 21 May to 8pm on Sunday 23 May.
This order will cover Station Road, Bargoed Gateway, Angel Way, Wood Street, Upper Wood Street, Wood Street, Hanbury Square, West Street, Cross Street, Greenfield Street, Francis Street , Ruth Street, South Street, Park Road, Morrisons car park as well as Bargoed Bus Station and car parks.
Bargoed Town Centre. Source: Google map
The Rhymney dispersal order will be in place from 5pm on Friday, 21 May to 5pm on Sunday, 23 May.
It will cover High Street, Goshen Street, Tan-y-Lan Terrace, Upper High Street, Rhymney Memorial Park along with Rhymney RFC and grounds.
Rhymney. Source: Google maps
Sergeant Richard Tovey said:
“Anti-social behaviour negatively impacts upon the quality of life for residents and it will not be tolerated within our communities. Neighbourhood officers will be patrolling both areas this weekend and will take action against anyone intent on causing anti-social behaviour.
“We have been working with our partners including Morrisons in Bargoed to address concerns around anti-social behaviour in the car park. Any motorist caught driving their vehicle, dangerously, erratically or in anti-social manner will be prosecuted.
“We’d ask that parents ensure they know where their children are at all times, particularly while the dispersal order is in effect. I would urge members of the public to report any concerns they have about anti-social behaviour to us by calling 101.”