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SpookSafe Halloween 2016

South Wales Police is once again launching its Halloween Campaign with a ‘Be A Nice Monster’ poster and stickers and on social media with #spooksafe, which is promoting people to behave safely and responsibly during the trick-or-treating festivities.

Spook Safe Halloween

Cars seized and drivers warned in police asbo operation

An operation to tackle antisocial behaviour in a Bridgend retail park on Wednesday night (30 March, 2016) resulted in vehicles being seized by police.

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Anti social behaviour hits a brick wall in one part of Maesteg

Anti social behaviour has literally been stopped in its tracks in one area of Maesteg.

An initiative to brick-up a garage which became a makeshift shelter where individuals – often under the age of 18 - drank alcohol and are rumoured to have been using drugs, has proved a success.

Students bricking up the garage

'Beat Street' Project uses football to tackle underage drinking in Caerau

Following on from concerns raised by locals, a project which tackles underage drinking and anti social behaviour on the streets of Caerau is using football to stamp out anti social behaviour in the community.

Dog owners encouraged to be the eyes, ears and paws of local communities!

Dog owners in Bridgend County Borough are being encouraged to be the eyes, ears and paws of local communities in a brand new scheme aimed at tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.

Officers in Bridgend crack down on anti-social behaviour in Hendre area of Pencoed

Police in Bridgend, along with community partners, worked together recently to find out more about people’s opinion of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the Hendre area of Pencoed.

PCSO Meurig Colman, Fire Officer Elliot Frewen and Valleys to Coast Housing Association representative Andrew Wood.

Anti Social Behaviour drop for South Wales

Anti-social behaviour in South Wales has dropped by 38% in the last year, according to figures released by the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales today.

Police and Crime Commissioneer Alun Michael

Partners across Porthcawl working together

Local publicans from Porthcawl have joined forces with South Wales Police to make the town a safe place to visit this summer. They are working together to help reduce violent crime and to help combat anti social behaviour.

Police and Partners promoting Porthcawl Pubwatch

Police and landlords in Bridgend warn Christmas revellers to behave or be banned

Landlords in Bridgend are reminding revellers to be on their best behaviour over the busy festive period in order to ensure a good time is had by all.

Participating landlords of the Bridgend Pubwatch scheme will be working closely with South Wales Police and Safer Bridgend over the Christmas period in order to keep the town’s pubs and clubs safe.

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Christmas crackdown on alcohol-related crime

Police in Bridgend are asking Christmas revellers to drink and behave responsibly ahead of one of the busiest weekends of the year for pubs and clubs.

Bridgend officers

Operation Radar in Maesteg and Caerau

Officers from the Caerau and Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Teams have been running joint operations since the start of May to tackle antisocial behaviour, youth annoyance and underage drinking.

Maesteg and Caerau officers with the seized alcohol

Keeping Kenfig Safe

South Wales Police has been working with Kenfig Nature Reserve and local school children to combat anti-social behaviour in the area.

Pupils from Ysgol y Ferch O’r Sger, Afon y Felin and Corneli Primary School have been designing posters for the ‘Keeping Kenfig Safe’ campaign.

Porthcawl officers with the South Wales and Gwent helicopter WO99

Youth annoyance given the boot following the kick off of Operation Fifa

A successful summer operation run by the Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team has seen a decrease in youth annoyance over recent months.

Pictured outside the Ogmore Valley Life Centre are PCSO Gareth Evans, Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Gemma Tibbott, the Deputy Manager of the Ogmore Valley Life Centre, Ivor Anthony and PCSO Gemma Matthews with some of the young people who attended the day.

PCSO Bowen gets his gate

Over the last seven months the small recess area at the end of the lane that gives access to the rugby field at the top of Pen Y Fai Road has become a hotspot for anti social behaviour i.e. fly tipping, drug use, criminal damage and sexual behaviour. All these crimes are vehicle related especially after dark.

Pcso Bowen with the gate at Pen y fai

Street rugby league festival 25/06/10

Safer Bridgend and Wales Rugby League launch their second year of Street Rugby in the Bridgend area this week with the first of four festivals.

The participants at last years Street rugby festival

Partnership succeeds in closure order

Safer Bridgend Partners have once again joined forces with the community to secure an order to evict nightmare neighbours from their privately rented home and close down the property.

Alcohol seizure by Maesteg and Caerau NPT

In recent weeks the Maesteg and Caerau Neighbourhood Policing Teams have been working together to reduce anti-social behaviour and underage drinking throughout their wards.

PCSO Dave Johnson, PC Dai Barry, PCSO Kim Harris and PCSO Karl Smith with some of the seized alcohol.

Illegal park party foiled

Neighbourhood Police officers in Bridgend were able to react swiftly to take steps to stop an illegal party planned for Newbridge Fields earlier this month (10 April).

PCSOs Christian Freeth (right) and Donovan Smith with some of the seized alcohol from Newbridge Fields.

Operations crackdown on anti social behaviour

Anti social behaviour crackdown within the Ogmore Valley following the success of Operations Benedict and Bellflower.

Following an increase in reported incidents of anti social behaviour being committed by local youths who were responsible for disabling First Cymru buses as they stopped to pick up and drop off passengers on Ogwy Street, Nantymoel members of the Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing team (NPT) put together a special operation to deal with the problem.

PCSO Richard Thomas, PCSO Gareth Evans, Simon Bullock (First Cymru bus driver), PCSO Gemma Matthews and PC Gemma Tibbott.

Halloween party for the Ogmore valley combats anti social behaviour

As part of the preparations for Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night South Wales Police and its partners launched Operation Bang, a successful community safety campaign aimed at reducing anti social behaviour, providing high visibility public reassurance and educating young people about the dangers of fireworks and the consequences of irresponsible and unruly conduct.

Young people from the Nantymoel Boys and Girls Club with (Left to right): Police Volunteer, Arabella Rees, Youth Worker, Byron Locke, Beat Manager, Gemma Tibbott and PCSO Gareth Evans.

Street Rugby League Success Continues

The Crusaders’ first ever Street Rugby League competition took place on Friday 30th October at the South Wales Police Grounds in Bridgend.

Street Rugby League is a joint initiative between Safer Bridgend and the Crusaders and provides youngsters with an opportunity to be coached by the Crusaders along with Police and Police Community Support Officers.

Photo of all the young people included in the Street Rugby League festival

Try something positive try Street Rugby League

Safer Bridgend are working with the Celtic Crusaders to invite young people around the borough to try something positive and different called Street Rugby League.

Pcso's Dean Davies, Meurig Coleman, Steve Bowen, Richard Thomas, Tom Davies, and Rachel Bargery with Conway Hawkins (Anti social behaviour reduction co-ordinator) and Matthew Pritchard (Community Development officer Celtic Crusaders) promoting Street rugby league

Ogmore Valley Police Shackle Youth Annoyance in Operation Chain

13 ASBO referrals were given out across the Ogmore Valley from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May after police held a targeted operation to crackdown on youth annoyance and underage drinking.

PCSO Richard Thomas, SC Tom Job, PC Gemma Tibbott, PC Kevin Elllis and PCSO Gareth Evans

The lives of residents at Duffryn Flats in Caerau, Maesteg have improved dramatically thanks to building work organised by South Wales Police and Valleys to Coast Housing.

Residents were forced to call the police on a regular basis as large groups of young people aged 15 – 25 were smoking, drinking alcohol, starting small fires and playing loud music in an L-shaped sheltered walkway that ran underneath the Duffryn Flats building.

PCSOs Rachael Bargery and Karl Smith at the new garage door

Police Crackdown Tackles Anti-Social Behaviour in Nantymoel

4 youths in Nantymoel received anti-social behaviour referrals this week after South Wales Police launched a crackdown on youth annoyance in the OgmoreValley.

PC Gemma Tibbott, PCSO Richard Thomas and Councillor David Jones at the clock tower Nantymoel

Operation Firefly successful in reducing Anti social behaviour

Operation Firefly was run by Police and partner agencies throughout the weekends of August to try to reduce anti-social behaviour throughout BridgendCounty.

Group photo before Horse riding

Garw rules info day a success

Safer Bridgend Community Safety Partnership successfully hosted the first anti-social behaviour information day on Saturday in the VETZ club in Pontycymer.

The Talking wall

Restorative Justice in Schools - Youth Offending Team working in your community, for your community

We’ve all had something to do with a school bully. Whether we are the bully, have been bullied, tried to sort out the situation or reported it to a teacher, or even just seen news reports on how bad the situation is getting, we all know it exists. Unfortunately these days, bullying is now not the only problem in schools, as anti-social behaviour creeps slowly into schools, and is reflected in the wider community.

Halloween and bonfire night remain quiet in the Borough

The Bridgend Borough remained quiet over the Bonfire and Halloween period with calls over the two nights hitting an all time low.

Total reported incidents for Halloween stood at 21, and only a dozen calls were made over bonfire night.

Operation BANG Be A Nice Guy

Bridgend Police is gearing itself up for what has traditionally become the busiest time of year.

With celebrations for Halloween and Bonfire Night fast approaching a concerted effort is once again being undertaken by South Wales Police, in liaison with the Fire and Rescue Service, the Education Authority, Trading Standards and Retailers to reduce the number of incidents reported over this period.

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Operation Jargon-Less Talk More Action

The Garw policing teams in conjunction with CCTV have taken tough action on a repeat group of troublemakers at the square in Pontycymer.

Action taken at Bridgend Recreation ground against anti-social behaviour

Between the 22nd and 27th of September, a joint operation took place at the Bowls Hall Car Park at Bridgend Recreation Ground after intelligence was received from local residents about anti-social behaviour that was occurring in the area.

Operation Ladon: Tackling Anti social behaviour in Aberkenfig, Sarn and Ynysawdre

The Aberkenfig Neighbourhood Policing Team has conducted a PACT led Operation called Ladon to tackle Anti Social Behaviour, resulting in 114 positive actions throughout Aberkenfig, Sarn, and Ynysawdre.

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Operation Cubism: Targeting Anti social behaviour in the Ogmore and Garw Valley

The Ogmore and Garw Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team have conducted a PACT led Operation called Cubism to tackle Anti Social Behaviour, resulting in 129 positive actions throughout the Ogmore and Garw Valley.

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Local man given 5 year ASBO

A local man with a history of drink-related anti-social behaviour has been given a five-year anti-social behaviour order after breaching an earlier ASBO.

Operation Denver - Targeting Anti social behaviour in the Ogmore Valley

The Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team has carried out a Pact led Operation named Denver to target anti social behaviour in the Blackmill, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, and Pant-Yr-Awel areas.

The Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing team has carried out an operation to tackle vehicle related crime, resulting in over 100 Positive actions

The Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team has carried out Operation Casper, to tackle vehicle related crime in Ogmore Vale, Nantymoel, and Blackmill.

The operation was intelligence led utilising information received from community members, as a result of an earlier media appeal for information made by the Ogmore, and Garw Valley Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

Operation to target youth annoyance and underage drinking

The Ogmore and Garw Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team has carried out a Pact led Operation named CANELA to target youths responsible for anti social behaviour in the Betws, Blaengarw, and Pontycymmer areas.

Launch of Schools anti-social behaviour protocol

Bridgend schools and colleges will now have an additional tool for tackling anti-social behaviour. Assembly Minister Janice Gregory launched the School Acceptable Behaviour Protocol, at the Bridgend Civic Chamber, on Friday 13th October. Also present at the launch were representatives from the schools who have signed the protocol, including teachers and governors.

features Hilary Anthony (BCBC Executive Director of Learning), AM Janice Gregory, Superintendent Tim Jones (South Wales Police Bridgend Divisional Commander), and Cheryl Green (BCBC Leader), with the Bridgend Community Safety Partnership School Acceptable Behaviour Protocol.


Respect has been highlighted as an issue with young people, and mutual respect is something that is expected in Bridgend Youth Offending Team.

features AM Janice Gregory, Superintendent Tim Jones (Chair of the Safer Bridgend Community Safety Partnership), and Bridgend Youth Mayor Craig Lambourne.

Council grant buys camera for county crime hotspots

Communities constantly troubled by anti-social behaviour are to receive help in the form of a new CCTV camera.

Campaign launched to tackle Alcohol related Anti Social Behaviour in Porthcawl

South Wales Police, along with the Safer Bridgend Partnership, and licensees, today launched a campaign to tackle alcohol related anti social behaviour, and violent crime, in Porthcawl.

T-shirt, posters and plastic glasses for violent crime campaign

School pupils in Cornelly launch Schoolwatch Initiative

Pupils from Cornelly Primary School, and Ysgol Y Ferch O'r Sger, have today launched an initiative called SchoolWatch, in partnership with South Wales Police to combat incidents of vandalism in the summer holidays.

features the South Wales Police SchoolWatch logo

Neighbourhood partners act on identified PACT Priority

The April PACT meeting for the Cornelly Ward identified the derelict garages in Heol Llan as one of the priorities the local community wanted the police and partners to address.

includes representatives from South Wales Police, Valleys to Coast, local councillors, and local business.

Caerau Youth Centre

On Friday 21st of April, the new Youth Works building was finally opened on Heol Ceulanydd, Caerau Park in Maesteg. Thanks to a partnership with Valleys to Coast and Lovell, Youth Works were able to purchase the youth centre and provide youth diversionary activities that have never existed on Caerau Park before.

Two children playing on duelling gladiator game

Operation Amersham

South Wales Police operation targets Anti social behaviour during half term period in Bridgend area.

Police officers targeting anti social behaviour

Operation Emboss 2 - Tackling bus crime in Bettws

South Wales Police operation to tackle anti-social behaviour on First Cymru buses in Bettws, Bridgend.

Don’t have a nightmare this Christmas!

South Wales Police and Gwent Police together with their community safety partners, are working to prevent crime and encourage people to stay safe this festive season.

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Launch of ‘Fire Safety and Crime Reduction Bikes’ project

Bridgend's South Wales police have teamed up with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) to launch a brand new partnership initiative. The aim of the project is to improve fire safety and to monitor areas or sites that may not normally be easily accessible during standard patrols. It will also be an opportunity for officers to visit local businesses in the Bridgend area and make business owners aware of the risks that certain stocks they carry can be targeted by arsonists.

Pcso Steve Bowen with SWFRS officers and their bikes

Porthcawl licensing operation welcomed

A special police operation involving Neighbourhood Police Officers, Special Constables and the police dog section was held on Saturday night (September 11) in Porthcawl.

Pc Stuart Morgan with the drug itemiser

Pencoed litter pick

Neighbourhood Police officers in Pencoed have launched an initiative aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour in the area.

PCSO Meurig Coleman (left) PC Paul Harward with the young litter pickers in Pencoed

Second wave of drug raids successful - The results

Wednesday saw the second wave of dawn raids take place within the Borough which resulted in a good success for the ongoing ‘rat on a rat’ campaign.

Warrants were carried out at Maesteg, Wildmill, Sarn, Pyle and Bridgend.

Rat on a Rat Poster

Operation Idyllic

Through recent intelligence gathered from a variety of sources within the community it had been identified that a number of local youths have been openly involved in the recreational use of controlled drugs along with the consumption of alcohol. These activities have had a significant impact on the quality of life of a number of residents in some areas of Maesteg and as a result an initiative was set up through the Maesteg Neighbourhood Police Team in order to confront this problem.

Pcso's Judith Jones and Maria Pascoe pouring away confiscated alcohol

Targeting Scrambler Annoyance at Kenfig Nature reserve

South Wales Police operation targets scrambler annoyance in the Kenfig nature reserve, Porthcawl, resulting in 9 first warnings being issued.

South Wales Police operation targets scrambler bike annoyance

The Neighbourhood Policing Teams from Maesteg and Bridgend have carried out an operation to target scrambler bike annoyance. The operation named Palmair, also involved the South Wales Police Off Road Unit, along with cross-divisional support from off road officers from the Neath Port Talbot Division.

South Wales Police Off Road Unit, as they get deployed to problematic scrambler sites in the Caerau area

Multi agency Operation to reduce incidents of glass and forestry fires in Caerau

The Safer Bridgend Community Partnership yesterday carried out continued activities as part of Operation Air Strike, which is a multiple agency initiative to tackle grass and forestry fires, at known problematic locations throughout the Borough of Bridgend.

South Wales Police air support unit Helicopter

Not in my Neighbourhood: A fantastic week of community Engagement in the Borough

A week of positive action took place in the Bridgend division of the South Wales Police last week under the heading of ‘NOT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD’; a nationwide operation run by the Home Office.

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Operation to target youth annoyance and underage drinking

The Ogmore and Garw Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team has carried out a Pact led Operation named CANELA to target youths responsible for anti social behaviour in the Betws, Blaengarw, and Pontycymmer areas.

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If you have recently been involved in a community project check out our photo gallery to see if you have been snapped.

Your car may be at risk if you don't hide your keys

There has been a recent spate of dwelling burglaries in the borough where burglars are breaking into houses, taking the car keys and stealing the car and other posessions.

Home Fire Safety Checks

South Wales Fire and Rescue Services carries out approximately 6000 Home Fire Safety Checks and fit approximately 12000 smoke alarms in homes throughout the area each year.