Our neighbourhood policing teams were busy yesterday undertaking various activities on the first day of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.
Everyday our police and community support officers engage with local residents, schools and businesses, conduct operations and work with partner organisations to offer diversionary activities to help reduce anti-social behaviour and raise awareness of the effect it can have on day to day quality of life. This week we're taking the opportunity to showcase some examples of how we do this.
Here's a round-up of some of the things our teams got up to yesterday, keep your eyes peeled for more to come throughout the week...
- Bettws officers teamed up with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service to deter ASB and identify/reduce any potential targets of arson and criminal damage.
- Our school liaison officers visited Maesycwmmer Primary School to speak with the children about what anti-social behaviour is and how it can impact others.
- We visited our Heddlu Bach team at Tredegar Park Primary school in Duffryn - great to see you all!
- Three ASB referrals were made following damage and disruption in Aldi, Bedwas.
- Officers worked with United Welsh following reports of ASB in the Bedwas area.
- Speed checks were conducted in Machen and Draethen following concerns raised by residents.
- Our gaming van was taken to Rhymney War Memorial Park where officers took the chance to speak with local teenagers and ask them how they think ASB should be tackled in the area - thank you for your thoughts!
- Newport East officers worked alongside Newport City Homes in Broadmead Park to raise awareness of ASB and the consequences of fly-tipping.
- We held an open surgery in Shaftesbury to discuss any local issues or concerns.
- Newport city centre officers patrolled the University of South Wales car park where we've received a couple of reports of criminal damage.
- Officers were even challenged to a game of basketball by the team at Duffryn Community Link Youth Club - the result is still being deliberated!