Dispersal order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Bargoed
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A dispersal order is in place in Bargoed following reports of anti-social behaviour.
The 48-hour order, which was issued as a result of an increase in calls reporting anti-social behaviour (ASB) and large gatherings, was put in place at 5pm on Tuesday 23 February and will remain in place until 5pm on Friday 25 February.
Dispersal orders give officers extra powers to direct groups to leave an 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.
The order covers Station Road, Bargoed Gateway, Angel Way, Wood Street, Hanbury Square, West Street, Cross Street, Greenfield Street, Francis Street, Ruth Street, South Street, Park Road, Morrisons’ car park, and all public spaces and thoroughfares within the boundary shown on the map.
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Inspector Lysha Thompson said:
“Anti-social behaviour and associated crime and disorder is unacceptable: it negatively impacts on the quality of life of our communities and it won’t be tolerated. We are continuing to take action against anyone intent on causing harm in our communities.
“Throughout the order, officers will be visible and will work with Safer Caerphilly partners to patrol areas covered by the dispersal order, respond to reports of disorder and reassure the public. If you have any concerns, please do stop to talk to us.
“While the order is in place, and throughout the remainder of half term, we’d ask that parents ensure they know where their children are and continue to speak to them about the impact their behaviour can have on their town and their neighbours.”