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Maesteg Primary Schools club together to tackle dangerous parking at their schools

All primary schools in Maesteg have joined forces with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team to launch a School Parking Campaign!

Maesteg primary schools tackling parking

Pen-y-Bont are the road safety quiz kings

Pupils from Pen-y-Bont Primary School have shown that their road safety knowledge is streets ahead of the rest by winning Bridgend County Borough Council’s annual road safety quiz final at the Civic Offices in Bridgend.

Pc Stewart with road safety quiz winners

Road Safety quiz 2011

It was another successful year for the Bridgend Road safety quiz, with many talented youngsters competing for the chance to get to the finals. A new location this year saw the quiz held at the Porthcawl Grand pavilion, allowing those lucky few to take advantage of the location and enjoy an ice cream after the stress of the quiz.

Trelales Primary school: Quiz champions - Daniel Evans, Thomas Anthony, Sarah Jenkins, Hannah Jenkins, Aimee Morris and their proud teacher Mrs fullstone.

Riding and road safety working in partnership

The Road Safety Department at Bridgend County Borough Council have linked with The Llangeinor Pony Club to support their on-going training of Riding and Road Safety for each of its one hundred members.

The Llangeinor riding club on the road

School hosts road safety competition

Pupils from Pen-Y-Bont School in Bridgend have taken part in an end of year Road Safety Competition which will help them to remain safe while out and about during the school holidays and beyond.

PCSO Christian Freeth and PCSO Lisa Moore together with prizewinners from Pen-Y-Bont School

Operation cherub for safer roads

The roads through the Ogmore Valley should be safer this summer after a successful policing operation which was run by the Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Year six pupils from Ogmore Vale Primary School take part in Operation Cherub with their local NPT – PCSO Gareth Evans (front) and (l-r) PCSO Richard Thomas, PC Gemma Tibbott and PCSO Gemma Matthews

Caerau NPT give away free bike lights and locks to keep children safe.

On Tuesday 16th February officers from Caerau NPT and Sector Inspector Steve Evans attended an Open day at Blaencaerau School. The event was to show possible developments for the school as it is no longer in use, but Caerau NPT used this opportunity to help the children in Caerau Stay Safe on their bikes.

Pcso Karl Smith fixing lights onto a bike

Pupils quiz bad drivers

Pupils from Ogmore Vale Primary School joined their local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) and took part in a speed camera exercise during the last week of term.

Year Five pupils from Ogmore Vale Primary School and from left to right: Beat Manager PC Gemma Tibbott, PCSO Gareth Evans and PCSO Richard Thomas of the Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team

Operation Evolution Tackles Problem Parking in Llangeinor

Police have followed up on a PACT priority in Llangeinor after community consultation showed that residents were unhappy about illegal parking taking place on Llangeinor Road.

PC Jeff Sollis and PCSO Amy Baker with pupils of Tyn Yr Heol Primary

Bridgend Pupils Get Into Gear for Road Safety Quiz Final

Twelve primary schools from across Bridgend borough battled it out on Friday 12th June to be crowned Road Safety Quiz Champions in the Odeon Cinema at the Pines.

Winners of the Road Safety Quiz 2009 Thomas Williams, Ayisha Dyer, Jade Harvey and Sam Griffiths from Penybont Primary School

Cefn Cribwr Primary Get the Road Safety Green Light

Pupils from Cefn Cribwr Primary School in Pyle are set to be kings of the road following a road safety scheme delivered by the Bridgend Road Safety Partnership and South Wales Police.

School volunteer Eirwen Coombes, Road Safety Officer Gail Calford, PCSO Tom Davies, PCSO Karen Powell, PCSO Jon Howe and Stephen Howells with the Kerb Craft pupils

Porthcawl Primary Schools go Head to Head in PCSO Quiz Championship

Four primary schools from across Porthcawl went head to head on Tuesday, March 24th in a bid to be crowned Quizmaster Champions in the annual Porthcawl PCSOs Primary Quizathon.

PCSO Sharyn Philemon hosting the quiz at Newton Primary

Children from Ffaldau Primary School in Pontycymmer have a simple message for the drivers in the area – please don’t park on our zig zags!

PCSO Janine Ireland of Garw Valley Neighbourhood Policing team and the student school council at Ffaldau Primary on Ivor St have teamed up to launch Operation Zig Zag, a parking initiative to stop parents and other drivers parking on the zig zag lines outside the school gates.

Zach Edwards, Anna Thomas, Ben Dobbs, Lucy Crocombe, Brandon Richards, Jennifer Scott, Megan Durston, PCSO Janine Ireland, Ben James and Ieuan Cocks outside Ffladau Primary (these pupils are the members of the student council)

Pupils crowned kings and queens of the road safety Castle!

Oldcastle primary School has taken the 2008 Road safety title after beating off stiff competition at the Odeon Cinemas, Bridgend. Following several preliminary rounds, the final proved to be a real test, with lots of hard questions to answer. This was no problem for the finalists however, as the close competition saw runners-up Ysgol Cynwyd Sant beaten only by a 2 point margin, with the other finalists falling in close behind.

Road safety quiz winners Ben Leonard, Holly Goodwin, Lloyd Francis and Ffion Smith

Garw Rules!

Bike safety and drugs and alcohol awareness are the hot topics in the GarwValley at the moment, with more children and teenagers than ever before taking to their bikes, and the growing concerns about drugs and alcohol.


Blaencaerau Junior School Stops Speeding Drivers!

Due to concerns raised in last weeks Caerau ward PACT meeting about excessive and dangerous speeding of vehicles, a Speeding Operation was undertaken by the Caerau Neighbourhood Policing Team at ‘Heol Ty Wyth’, Nantyffyllon.

Pupils and Police officers tackling the Pact Priority of speeding vehicles

Clip-clop Cops hit town centre

Rogue parkers and dodgy drivers beware: four legged officers’ Danby and Lancer are on the streets of Bridgend issuing fixed penalty notices.

Police horses patroling the streets

Zebra crossing problems for Ogmore Vale children

The zebra crossing on High Street, Ogmore Vale has never been paid so much attention. Local children attending the OgmoreValePrimary School have been facing problems on their journey to school, with commuters rushing past the crossing without stopping to let the children cross.

PCSO Richard Thomas and the Zebra Crossing on High Street.

Coychurch Llangrallo Primary School participates in Walk to school week

During the week of 21st-25th may 2007, Coychurch primary school and local

PCSO ROB NEWMAN, in partnership with Simon Ladbrooke BCBC Road safety

Officer took part in a "walk to school" week.

Pcso Rob Newman, Simon Ladbroke and school children participating in walk to school week

Tynyrheol primary school pupils have carried out patrols to stop vehicles parking on double yellow lines along Heol Llangeinor

The pupils of Tynyrheol Primary School, Llangeinor, have carried out a number of morning and afternoon patrols aimed at stopping vehicles parking on the double yellow lines (outside of the school, along Heol Llangeinor). The pupils were accompanied by their Neighbourhood Policing Team PCSO Laura Reynolds, PCSO Dave Wilkinson, and PCSO Gareth Evans, along with traffic wardens.

features (from left to right) the ?THINK BEFORE YOU PARK? banner.

Targetting motoring offences in the Ogmore Valley

The Ogmore and Garw Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team urge motorists to drive sensibly, and will be conducting a number of operations, to target motoring offences, including speeding, driving without wearing a seatbelt, and using a mobile phone.

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Operation Swordfish - Targeting Motoring offences in Pencoed

The Pencoed Neighbourhood Policing Team has carried out Operation Swordfish to target motoring offences. As part of the operation, a number of high visibility patrols were conducted targeting motoring offences, including driving without wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone, and speeding.

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Targeting motoring offences in Pencoed

The Pencoed Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting a number of operations over the next few weeks, to target motoring offences, including driving without wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone, and speeding.


Westpark Primary school pupils take part in Kerbcraft road safety initiative in Nottage, Porthcawl

Pupils at WestparkPrimary School, in Nottage, Porthcawl, have taken part in a road safety project named Kerbcraft. As part of the project, the pupils have learnt how to cross roads safely, and have been given lessons on the green cross code.

features (back row, from left) PCSO Leighton Rees, PCSO Laura Bigmore, PCSO Jacquetta Jones, parent Joanne Adams, and (front row) the pupils in their high visibility jackets

Pen Y Bont Primary Operation Zig Zag

The pupils of PenybontPrimary School, Bridgend, have this morning carried out a patrol aimed at stopping vehicles parking on the schools zig zag lines. The school council members along with school prefects, were joined by Senior Traffic Warden Bari Williams, Traffic Warden Helena Phillips, Sergeant Steve Ryan, Police Constable Joeli Sweeney, Bridgend County Borough Council Road Safety Officer Simon Ladbroke, and Head Teacher Chris Britten.

feature the pupils taking on new roles as Police Officers, and Traffic Wardens, during an assembly Road Safety Presentation, as part of Operation Zig Zag.

Road Safety Campaign launched

An innovative road safety campaign for primary and junior school children aimed at reducing the risk of road accidents is being launched at 1.30pm on 19th October 2006 at Maes y Haul Primary School, Broadlands.

Bridget the Bee, Bridgend?s Road Safety Mascot and children

Targeting Untaxed Vehicles

South Wales Police traffic wardens and DVLA clamping unit carry out operation to target untaxed vehicles throughout the borough of Bridgend

features Bridgend Senior Traffic Warden Barri Williams, and DVLA Enforcement Officer Lloyd Gilby, with a vehicle clamped during the operation.

Targeting illegal vehicle trading in Porthcawl

A joint operation to tackle illegal vehicle trading has been carried at a number of locations in Bridgend County Borough. Among the areas targeted was the Esplanade and Sea Front at Porthcawl. The operation involved officers from Bridgend County Borough Council Trading Standards Service, Neighbourhood Policing Officers, and Vehicle Examiners from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

features PC Andrew Purser, and VOSA Vehicle Examiner Bob Hill examining car.

Sarn Nurserywalk to school project

Children from Sarn Nursery School, Bridgend, have taken part in a Walk to School project, as part of the eco schools programme, with the aim of keeping fit, and helping the natural environment.

Hollie Morgan, Caitlyn Ralph, Dani Thomas, Lauren Byrne, holding their Odeon Cinema Guest Passes, with PC Bethan Jones.

Blaengarw school pupils on Zig Zag Patrol

The pupils of Blaengarw Primary School, Bridgend, have this morning carried out a patrol aimed at stopping vehicles parking on the schools zig zag lines. The school council members, Demi Ward (aged 10), Emily Richards (aged 10), Cian Johns (aged 10), and Will Jones (aged 7), who carried out the patrol, were accompanied by Bridgend County Borough Council Road Safety Officer Simon Ladbrook.

Photo features Road Safety Officer Simon Ladbrook, Cian Johns, Demi Ward, Emily Richards, Will Jones, and Teacher Sue Baty, with the Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Stay Clear Children Are NearÃ?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â? banner.

Operation Zig Zag

Ffaldau primary school pupils take part in Operation Zig Zag to stop vehicles parking on the schools yellow zig zag lines.



features Traffic Warden Caroline Morgan, Emma Ferguson, and school council members Chloe Dent, Sam Lewis, and Matthew Betts.

Local residents target speeding motorists in Wildmill

Photo features Philip and Sally Loveday on Speed Watch patrol.

The local residents of Wildmill, Bridgend, have started a 3-month operation to target speeding motorists. The Speed Watch operation has been organised in partnership with South Wales Police, and involves local residents giving up their own time, to conduct vehicle speed patrols.


Ffaldau Primary School Operation Zig-Zag

Photo features PCSO Laura Rolley, Traffic Warden Helena Phillips, and school council members Eve Betts, Holly Campbell, Scott Thornton, and Gareth Watkins, with the banner.

Ffaldau Primary school pupils take part in Opearation Zig-Zag to stop vehicles parking on the schools yellow Zig-Zag lines.


Operation LEAP is a high flying Success

Maesteg’s Neighbourhood Policing Team has been running a special traffic operation in response to increased public concern about the way some motorists are driving in the Llynfi valley.

Pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd join PCSO Bella Rees on a speeding exercise outside the school on the busy A4063 as part of Operation Leap.

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.

Specials on patrol in Porthcawl

Speeding drivers, defective vehicles and mobile phone use were all targeted as part of National Specials Weekend in Porthcawl.

Special Constable John Pegler monitors traffic speed in Porthcawl

Garw Valley Police Carry on Quest to Stop Speeding

The Garw Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team have once again been busy putting the brakes on speeding drivers in Pontycymmer and Blaengarw.


Blaencaerau Junior School speeding operation

Caerau NPT recruited an army of helpers on June 18th when Blaencaerau Junior School pupils got suited and booted in high visibility gear to help officers raise awareness of the dangers of speeding.


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.

Not in my neighbourhood week logo

Aberkenfig Neighbourhood Policing team conduct a blitz of PACT led operations during June

The Aberkenfig Neighbourhood Policing Team have conducted a number of PACT led operations throughout the month of June, including vehicle speed reduction operations, crime prevention activities, and an operation to target anti social behaviour.

features PC Mathew Tatchell with pupils from Sarn Nursery School using a hand held speed laser meter.

Youngsters team up with Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team to tackle speeding vehicles in Blackmill

The Ogmore Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team was today joined by 11 pupils from OgmoreValePrimary School to carry out a vehicle speed reduction exercise, along the A4093, in Blackmill.

Richard Jones, and Connor (aged 10), on the look out for speeding vehicles, with the hand held speed laser meter.

Brackla community council provide their neighbourhood Policing team with a hand held laser speed meter to tackle excess vehicle speed in Brackla

The Brackla Community Council has funded the purchase of a Unipar SL700 hand held laser speed meter, which will be used by the Brackla Neighbourhood Policing Team.

features (from left to right) PC Steve Carpenter, Brackla Community Council Chair David Sage, and Sergeant Mark Upritchard, with the SL700 hand held laser speed meter.

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.


Warning to parents thinking of buying mini motor or off road bikes this Christmas

Parents are being asked to think carefully before buying minimotor or off road bikes for their children this Christmas - as South Wales Police warn of the risks.

South Wales Police is launching a campaign from November 20th, which warns parents of the dangers, nuisance and damage that motorcycles and mini motorcycles can pose to children when used incorrectly.


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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.