Inspector Gavin Clifton
Your latest Blog from your local Inspector, Gavin Clifton, who covers the Bedwas and Caerphilly areas
My blog this month is dedicated to the Bedwas and Caerphilly Neighbourhood Teams who have worked incredibly hard this month to ensure they are engaged with a wide range of the community.
CSO John McDonnell put together the activities, which demonstrate the commitment of the team to improve our service and ensure we have contact with you.
My six months with the section has shown me that the Neighbourhood Team are connected with the community and indeed with their councillors. The latter coming out on our NPT action days to support and deal with any community issues.
Likewise, I have attended and met with each Ward Councillor at their local meetings, and again their commitment and dedication to get it right, reflects in their hard work.
The Neighbourhood Team will continue to work just as hard in 2018, and we look forward to meeting you throughout the New Year.
You will also have the opportunity to meet three of our new CSOs who have joined the team. CSO Sarah Mey, CSO Megan Kerswell and CSO Rebecca Evans are a great addition and having met them, they are enthusiastic and committed to making a difference. They will be out and about, so please take the time to introduce yourself when you see them.
We wish you the best of health and happiness for 2018.
CSO engagement during December:
Friday 1st December – Caerphilly After Dark and Caerphilly Council launch Who’s Taking You Home Tonight Campaign.
Saturday 2nd December – Donations received from local business for the Crackers and Crime Event.
Thursday 7th December – Off-Road bike seized by Liam and Lisa because the vehicle was being driven on the highway with no insurance, no tax and no MOT.
Monday 11th December – Caerphilly & Bedwas CSO attended three elderly supported living complexes to discuss personal safety and bring some Christmas cheer with the Crackers and Crime Event.
Tuesday 12th December – Caerphilly & Bedwas CSO educating year 5 pupils and two local Primary Schools on the importance of first aid. The teams will be visiting all 20 Primary Schools over the next few months.
Thursday 14th December – Caroline and Bev assisted with The River Of Light Parade through the streets of Caerphilly.
Friday 15th December – Caerphilly & Bedwas Neighbourhood teams speaking at the Christmas Intergenerational party at Van Community Centre. The Teams offered crime prevention advice and answered any questions. The food at the party was cooked and served by pupils at St Martins School.
Saturday 16th December – Katrina and Lisa on high visibility foot patrols in Caerphilly Town Centre for Operation Rudolph.
Tuesday 19th December – Katrina and Megan monitoring the no right turn access on Pontygwindy Road. This was due to concerns raised by local residents.
Wednesday 20th December – Stuart out in Caerphilly Town Centre with the crime prevention panel, handing out purse bells and advising shoppers about personal safety.