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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

Pedal power pumps more cash into Maesteg RAMP fund

Children in Maesteg have got on their bikes in a bid to raise more money for new skating ramps.

On Wednesday, November 26, they headed for Tesco where they pedalled non-stop for four hours and took donations from the public for their show of character.

Their aim is to raise £1000 which the The Garnwen Trust has pledged to match.

Sam Creber, PCSO Laura Thomas, Ella Connoty, Britney Waters and PCSO Julie Banks.

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

Hartshorn House - Health & Wellbeing Centre

Conveniently located in Maesteg town centre, Hartshorn House is a multi-agency base which has been developed to house health and wellbeing services for the Maesteg community and surrounding areas.


Joint working to tackle arson in Maesteg

Officers from Maesteg’s local policing team, Valleys 2 Coast and the Fire Service have been hitting the streets of the town to raise awareness of the dangers of arson.

Maesteg Local Policing Team, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Valleys To Coast.

Plasnewydd School Fete

PCSO’s Kim Harris and David Johnson attended at Plasnewydd school fete. The fete was well attended by various police departments including the fire arm and dog sections, as well as the fire service and various other partners. There was also a special appearance by Tarian the dragon who was there to entertain the youngsters at the fete.

Pcso's David Johnson and Kim Harris at the fete with the Police dogs and local youngsters

Maesteg litter pick

PCSO’s Kim Harris and David Johnson of Maesteg and Caerau NPT along with the help of Pupils from Plasnewydd School and staff at Tesco Maesteg attended to the area around Tesco, Forge path and Maesteg welfare park to conduct a litter pick. The pick was very successful and approx 8 bags of rubbish were collected from the area. A big thank you to everyone involved

PCSO’s Kim Harris and David Johnson with pupils and staff for the litter pick

Pcsos participate in Garnwen trust walk

PCSO’s Kim Harris and David Johnson attended 'A walk for Al' organised by the Garnwen Trust Charity. The Walk is now in its fifth year and attracts up to 500 people who join us for a memorable day out.

Pcso Kim Harris and Pcso David Johnson with participants of 'A walk for Al'

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

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

Operation Quake

Launched on the 22nd of May to tackle Road traffic collisions, Operation Quake aims to improve conditions within the Maesteg sector. Launched as a follow on operation to Operation Molecule and the fire services campaign Domino Effect, Operation Quake seeks to promote road safety from an educational perspective to road users.

Road traffic collision

CSI at Maesteg Comprehensive School

On Tuesday 17th of May students at Maesteg Comprehensive who are involved in the PUPIL Scheme and PCSO Bella Rees of Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Team were given the opportunity to get inked up! Julie Gurner who is one of the forces Fingerprint Officers attended the school and delivered a fascinating talk on how fingerprints are formed, differences between individual fingerprints and the technologies available to the police to match fingerprints to persons.

Pupils participating in CSI

Llan Rangers vs Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Team Charity football match

On Saturday the 14th of May Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Team downed tools and donned their football boots to play Llan Rangers in the second Llangynwyd Ward annual charity match. The day saw off- duty PC’s and PCSO’s ambitiously take on the District 1st Division side at the Harlequin Fields in order to raise funds for the Communications Base at Llangynwyd Primary School. After a hard fought match the police accepted a final score of 4 – 1 to Llan Rangers which indicated a vast improvement on last years 10- 1 final score!

Llan Rangers and Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Team

Llangynwyd closes the door on burglars

Llangynwyd residents awoke this morning (Monday April 18th) of find a large black and orange trailer parked on ‘The Square’.

This was a South Wales Police initiative promoting the 101 non-emergency telephone number. The visit was arranged by Llangynwyd PCSO Bella Rees as part of the ward’s current Burglary PACT priority.

PCSOs Bella Rees (centre) and Maria Pascoe give out valuable advice to Llangynwyd Residents.

Maesteg has 100 New Sheriffs in Town

Maesteg gets 100 new Deputy Sheriffs, as pupils from Plasnewydd Primary School join up with their local neighbourhood policing officers and fire fighters.

The deputy sheriffs showing their ‘helping’ roles.

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.

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.

Maesteg officers take up the devizes challenge

The Maesteg neighbourhood policing officers are taking to the water on Easter Saturday (3 April) to take part in the annual Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race.

PC Mark Hunter (left) and PC Dai Rees with pupils from Llangynwyd Primary School on a recent visit to the school

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

Caerau team gets intercom for flats

The Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing team has been working closely with the residents of a sheltered housing development and their landlord to try and improve security at the scheme.

PCSOs Rachael Bargery and Maria Pascoe try out the new intercom system.

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.


Pupils Try Their Hand at Crime Scene Investigation in Police Visit

Year 6 pupils from Blaencaerau Primary School became mini Crime Scene Investigators on Wednesday 3rd June when they visited South Wales Police Headquarters as a reward for good behaviour.

Back Row: PCSO Karl Smith, PC Steve Bowen and PCSO Kim Harris. Front Row: Thomas Hall and Lee Nuanmaroeng at the Scientific Support Unit at Police Headquarters.

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

Maesteg Police Impress Dutch Counterparts

South Wales Police had a visit from foreign shores on Wednesday April 15th, when two Dutch Police Constables travelled from West Holland to gain an insight into the blues and twos of Welsh neighbourhood policing.

Superintendent I’Anson, PCSO Tom Davies, PC Lisette Hoogeweef, Sgt. Chris Truscott, PC Iris Reijm, PCSO Rachael Bargery and Karen Smith

Blaencaerau pupils get hooked

Wales and Ospreys star James Hook gave the pupils of Blaencaerau junior school in Caerau a thrill when he paid a visit to the school.

The pupils cheering James Hook

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

Local Bobby nominated for top award

‘F’ divisions’ very own PC Steve Bowen has recently been nominated for the Jane’s Police Review Community Police Officer of the year award. Established as a national event in 1992, its aims are to promote a positive side of police work. Officers are nominated for the award by their forces and judged on their personal skills, local initiatives to combat crime and provide excellent working relationships with their communities.

Pc Steve Bowen

Blaencaerau pupils get a trip to the cinema rewarding good behaviour

The Odeon Cinema in Bridgend plays a much bigger part of community life than people may think. The cinema, in partnership with Caerau Neighbourhood Policing Team recently donated several tickets to pupils at Blaencaerau Junior School to reward pupils for their hard work and commitment.

Photograph off Pc Steve Bowen and Pcso Karl Smith and Blaencaerau pupils at the Odeon Cinema

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

Police appeal to residents to secure their property

If you leave your doors or windows unlocked you could soon receive an early morning wake up call from Police officers. Thieves have been breaking into homes in the Maesteg area, gaining entry through unlocked doors and windows.

PCSO Westlake, PCSO Johns, PS Haggerty, PCSO Hillman and PCSO

Nantyfyllon primary school team up with their Caerau Neighbourhood Policing Team with new hockey equipment

The pupils of Nantyfyllon Primary School have teamed up with the Caerau Neighbourhood Policing Team, with the school receiving new hockey equipment.

Caerau Neighbourhood Beat Officers PC Steve Bowen, PC Mark Hunter, and PC Ceri Jones who are regular visitors to the school and a friendly face to the pupils arranged for the school to have new hockey equipment, including hockey sticks, and training tops.

Photograph features the pupils of Nantyfyllon Primary School with their new hockey equipment, along with PC Steve (left), and PC Mark Hunter (right).

South Wales Police and BCBC enforcement officer carry out operation to target dog fouling and Litter in Maesteg

The Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Team and Bridgend County Borough Council have carried out a PACT – led operation to target dog fouling and litter incidents, throughout Maesteg.

features PCSO Jude Jones, concerned local resident Mari Jeffery, Iestyn Jeffery, Enforcement Officer Marshall Greer, and Tuscan the dog.

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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.