Protection order used to deter crime in Pill

Our officers have carried out another day of action aimed at improving the quality of life everyone living, working and visiting Pill.

The operation on Wednesday 25th October 2017, used powers from the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to prevent crime that impacts on your quality of life.

Our officers worked closely with the Newport County Council, Newport City Homes and community groups to respond to concerns.

The action included community litter picks in hotspot areas, including Mountjoy Street, Francis Drive, Bolt Street, Enterprise Way and Frederick Street.

Community Safety Wardens, officers and local residents delivered crime prevention advice leaflets and community surveys.

We worked with our community groups including Pride in Pill to encourage local businesses to sign the "Pride in Newport Pledge', committing them to keeping the shop-fronts clean and tidy.

Foot patrols were conducted with our partners to identify anyone breaching the PSPO order, with several people advised in relation to street drinking and one Fixed Penalty Notice issued.

Licensing Enforcement officers went on to visit local pubs and shops, whilst also carrying out taxi licensing checks.

Trading Standards attended businesses and licensed fireworks retailers, reminding them of restrictions on sales in the lead up to Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Five people were stopped and searched in relation to possession of fireworks and rockets were safely seized.

Our officers also used the action as a way of engaging with local residents and businesses to find out more about their concerns to ensure these are addressed.

Newport West Neighbourhood Sergeant Hannah Lawton said: "We work with partner agencies and the community to ensure that we provide solutions to the issues faced within Pill. We will continue to target those who cause the most disruption and harm to our community. We are constantly gathering intelligence on those involved in criminality. We have received such support from the community for the strategies we have put in place over the past 10 months and it is great to see the impact that these are having. This is a long-term approach which is aimed at a sustained improvement for everyone in Pill"

We'd like to encourage our communities to continue to work with us to reduce crime by calling us in confidence on 101, 999 in an emergency or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.