Due to the recent spate of incidents in and around Maesteg, a dedicated operation to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town centre has been established.
This includes increases in high-visibility patrols of police and PCSOs in and around the town.
Local police have also been working closely with residents and businesses to make sure that all incidents are being reported. This is very important, so that police and community safety resources can be effectively targeted.
They have also been taking action directly with individuals involved in incidents, and working with the local schools and wider community networks to prevent these incidents from happening again.
Local Policing Inspector Mark Simmonds says: “Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and I want to reassure residents that we are working closely with partners to clamp down on anyone intent on causing trouble in the area.
“Residents are urged to continue reporting any incidents to us via 101.”
Chris Elmore and I and our local county borough and town councillors continue to work with the police and others to tackle anti-social behaviour and damage to property.
During a recent walkabout the town with our local police, we heard how the effective and measured response from our local police, PCSOs and Community Safety Partnership has led to a dramatic decline in incidents.
However if you do see something, make sure you report it directly to the police – see details in the poster above. Make that call so the police can target their response where it is needed.
Here’s some photos of our walkabout with our local police.