This week officers from Pill held a week of action aimed at ensuring that people living, working or visiting Pill feel reassured that their local policing team is delivering a quality of service that is consistent and recognisable to their needs.
Throughout the week officers and partner agencies carried out checks on businesses in the area, officers also assist with collecting outstanding fines and there were a number of stop and searches by officers out on patrol. There was also a litter pick in the area and a number of engagement opportunities such as the mobile police station, which was around the area. The van also visited an event at Raglan Court where officers gave crime prevention advice and residents had the opportunity to voice their concerns. A multi-agency meeting also took place to ensure the most vulnerable members of the community had access to the right support which was tailored to their needs.
Newport West Police Sergeant Hannah Lawton who ran the operation said: “Operation Absorb has been ongoing in in the Pill area of Newport for the past week with the aim to increase public confidence This will be a regular operation going forward to ensure that momentum is sustained and criminality is disrupted as much as possible. We aim to provide long term solutions to the issues the community face and only a sustained approach will provide this.
We will continue to work with our partners including Newport County Council, Newport City Homes, SWFR, Immigration, Court Services and Fines, DVLA, VOSA, Trading Standards, GDAS, South East Wales Regional Equality Council, HMRC, DWP and the Environment Agency to have a positive impact on the community and to provide support to those who need it the most.
"Would like to again thank our partner agencies and the residents of Pill for their continued support; together we can make a difference.”