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Drugs seized and wanted people arrested during day of police action

Officers forced their way into four properties under the Misuse of Drugs Act and arrested wanted suspects during the day of action called Operation Violet Oman.

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Time called on anti-social drinking in Porthcawl

A successful ongoing initiative which is tackling alcohol-related anti-social behaviour is being extended to Porthcawl.

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A green light for safer pubs and clubs

An innovative ‘traffic light’ scheme is promoting a safer approach to alcohol in local pubs, clubs and restaurants.


Caerau drugs warrant

The afternoon of Wednesday 8th February, a drugs warrant was executed at an address in Caerau with the involvement of MAESTEG/CAERAU Neighborhood Policing team and TST. The Operation was led by neighborhood beat manager PC Barry. The warrant was executed as a result of community led intelligence.

Officers carrying out a warrant in Caerau

Day of Action against Drugs

South Wales Police arrested 14 people and summonsed another nine to appear in Court following a day of action against drugs in Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan yesterday (Wednesday February 9th).


Bridgend Drugs Arrests

Bridgend Police have arrested four people for drugs offences after conducting searches of houses in the town.

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Llangynwyd students say “think before you drink!!”

Pupils from the Llynfi valley have been working hard to do their bit to prevent Christmas upset.

This year the Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Team has had some welcome assistance to help them implement the annual South Wales Police Christmas Anti Drink and Drug Driving Campaign.

PCSO Bella Rees with some of the beer mats designed by Llynfi Valley youngsters.

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

Drugs arrests in Maesteg

The Neighbourhood Policing team for Maesteg and Caerau has been month targeting the possession and supply of controlled drugs in the area during October.


Drugs awareness day for Wildmill

The Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) for Bridgend is planning the first of a series of special Drugs Awareness road shows for the Borough which will be held at Wildmill Community Centre, Bridgend.

Pictured at the Wildmill Community Centre are: (from left) Acting Sector Inspector Carl Morgan, Substance Misuse Training and Prevention Coordinator Claire Fauvel, and Bridgend Neighbourhood Sergeant Mark Watkins

Tackling Drugs Action Week

There was nowhere for Bridgend borough criminals to hide during the national Home Office Tackling Drugs Action Week, as police launched a major crackdown on drug-related offences from Monday 8th – Friday 13th June.

A cannabis plant

Alcohol action day tackling underage drinking throughout Bridgend

Over 50 representatives from public agencies across Bridgend came together on Friday May 8th to tackle underage drinking and its impact on crime and disorder in the borough.

Coun Mel Nott introducing the Action Day

Knife Stamp Out has Positive Results for Porthcawl

Over 100 searches were conducted on club goers in Porthcawl town centre on Friday night as police swooped in a bid to stamp out knife carrying offences and drug related crime.

Andy Hughes, PC Louise Youlden, Jackie Jackson, PC Nick Dowell

Opportunity for people who use drug and alcohol services to get more involved in planning them

Bridgend Substance Misuse Action Team has arranged a series of workshops to support people who use drug and alcohol services to become more involved in how they are planned. The workshops are being delivered by New Link Wales and will give people the chance to develop skills in communication, managing meetings, how to be assertive as well as explaining how drug and alcohol services are planned.


400% increase in calls to Crimestoppers results in over 160 drug related arrests in the Bridgend Borough

The latest drugs campaign to sweep through the Borough of Bridgend has achieved unprecedented and unparalleled success, proving that Bridgend really has been made the most uncomfortable place for drug dealers.

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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

Specialist support for parents in the Llynfi Valley and Bettws areas

Bridgend Substance Misuse Action Team (SMAT) has been selected as one of four pilot areas in Wales to deliver an evaluated early parental intervention programme (EEPIP). The EEPIP service was launched by the Welsh Assembly Government and chair of the SMAT on October 1st 2007.


Rat on a rat campaign steps up a level

This morning, (20/09/07) at 0700 a large scale dawn raid drug warrant operation took place within the Borough of Bridgend. Under the direction of the Rat on a Rat campaign, several houses within the Brackla, Caerau and Wildmill area were targeted and are still in the process of being targeted throughout the day. Doors were smashed down in this visible campaign and members of the public looked on as officers raided properties across the borough.

Rat on a Rat Signage informing residents of campaign

Launch of Bridgend Evaluated Early Parental Intervention Programme (EEPIP).

On October 1st 2007 the Bridgend EEPIP Service will be launched in Bryngarw House. The service offers support to parents living in the LlynfiValley and Bettws areas who are seeking help in overcoming their problems with drugs or alcohol and need support to provide good parenting for their children. The service runs from within the On Track [1] team in both areas and will help parents to access the additional help and support they might need.


Operation Harbour nets drug arrest

The Aberkenfig Neighbourhood Policing Team arrested 1 female for possession of Heroin, during a drug warrant at an Ynysawdre property, as part of OperationHarbour.

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Parties and Festival health guide

Parties and Festivals are all part of summertime fun but unfortunately some people think these festivals need an extra kick and use illegal drugs


Wallich Clifford Community Begins Providing Support in New Project

On the 12th of March, Linda Whittaker, Director of Housing for the Welsh Assembly Government, officially opened the Vesta Project in Bridgend. The Vesta Project is a partnership between the Wallich Clifford Community, Bridgend County Borough Council, Bridgend Local Health Board, and United Welsh Housing Association.

Representatives from partner organisations with the plaque

Substance Misuse Awareness Session

A Substance Misuse Awareness Session will be held on Wednesday 28th March 2007, at the Wildmill Community Centre, commencing at 19:00.


Reperation doesn't have to be hard labour to have rewarding results

On Friday 6th October, Bridgend Youth Offending Team received a BYSFA - an award from Bridgend Youth Service in recognition of their achievements in the world of film. Five young people, along with several staff members and the help of a local film company, wrote and directed and starred in the DVD - WHERE YOU OFF?

BYSFA award

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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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.

New Maesteg Police Team Wow in First Shift

New Neighbourhood Support Teams operating within South Wales Police have proved to be a great success for the Bridgend Borough, with officers from the brand new Maesteg Sector Neighbourhood Support Team making three arrests for theft, motoring, drug and burglary related offences within a matter of hours on their first team shift.

Cannabis plants seized

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

Opportunity for people who use drug and alcohol services to get more involved in planning them

Bridgend Substance Misuse Action Team has arranged a series of workshops to support people who use drug and alcohol services to become more involved in how they are planned. The workshops are being delivered by New Link Wales and will give people the chance to develop skills in communication, managing meetings, how to be assertive as well as explaining how drug and alcohol services are planned.


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.

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

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.

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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

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

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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.