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Current activities and recent events

Take a look below to find out about recent events, projects and initiatives supported by Bridgend Community Safety Partnership.

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

Race for Life 2011

Bridgend Neighbourhood Police Officers attended at Newbridge Fields on Sunday, 8th May to police Bridgend's first Cancer Research UK Race for Life. Women of all ages participated in a 5k walk, jog or run - whichever they preferred to do. The race commenced at 11am and there were over 2000 participants (including children and dogs!). A large crowd of spectators cheered on and provided encouragement to everyone in the race.

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

Bridgend Family Information Service annual fun day 2011

Bridgend Family information Service Annual Exhibition & Fun Day took place at the Bridgend Recreation Centre on Thursday 21st April. In the middle of the exciting build up to the Royal Wedding Bridgend Family Information Service chose a ‘Royal’ theme for this year’s event. Organisers and stand holders along with many of the children dressed up as kings, queens, princes and princesses or sported a Royal Wedding t-shirt to add to the fun.

Les Jones, town crier, opening the event with Gaynor Griffiths and Mayor, Cllr Colin Teesdale

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.

New Hibernian closed for ten weeks

Crime-fighting agencies have joined forces to respond directly to community concerns - closing a Maesteg pub that has been a “hot-spot” for crime and disorder.

The New Hibernian public house, Llwydarth Road, Maesteg has been ordered to close for ten weeks due to repeated and serious levels of anti-social behaviour.

Tree Planting Day at Wildmill

Officers from the Morfa Wildmill Neighbourhood Policing Team have been joining partners to get stuck in planting trees and shrubs as part of a local environment initiative.

PCSO Paul Galtry and some of the volunteers with trees and part of the boardwalk at Wildmill Community Park.

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.

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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.