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BCBC Community Safety and Welfare

Meet Emma-Louise Maher, Bridgend County Borough Councils Community Safety and Welfare Officer.

Based within Safer Bridgend Emma’s role is to deal with any community safety and welfare issues on behalf of the Local Authority. Working with members of the public, elected members, officers within Bridgend CBC, South Wales Police, South Wales Probation Service, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Health, the third sector and community groups on problem solving in a multi-agency approach.

This involves Emma supporting many forums and community groups, such as minority communities, community first areas, Community Safety Partnership strategic and action groups, and problematic hot spot areas across the borough.

Emma is currently involved in a number of initiatives that are being rolled out Nationally, trying to ensure that Bridgend will benefit from new and innovative schemes such as gating orders, designated public places orders, drug related litter, graffiti removal, and community payback initiatives.

Contact Emma for any advice, guidance, information or support on 01656 679930.

Or email her at

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Are you in the picture?

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.