Inspector Sarah Greening

Your latest Blog from your local Inspector, Sarah Greening, who covers the Abertillery, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar area

The local teams have been busy over the last few weeks completing their latest round of Your Voice surveys.  This is a great opportunity to tell us what your local issues are and ensure focus is given on the issue over the next 6 months. 

The neighbourhood team in Tredegar have been working hard to tackle an issue involving youngsters behaving in an anti-social manner around the town centre area.  A small number of youths have been throwing items in this area, causing unnecessary mess, damage and intimidation to members of the public.  Anyone caught acting in this manner will be dealt with.

I was disappointed to see that damage had been caused to the Aneurin Bevan commemorative stones, a focal area in Blaenau Gwent.  A number of fires had also been lit in this area.  We will continue to patrol this area and deal with any offenders robustly.  One youth has been questioned about one of these fires and will be dealt with through the youth offending system; they were also referred to the "Fire Intervention Scheme" in partnership with our Fire and Rescue colleagues.  Three further youths were also referred into this scheme for setting fires in the Brynmawr area.

The Tredegar and Ebbw Vale area saw a spate of vehicle crime last week, please could I encourage all residents to ensure your vehicles are locked when not in use and all valuable items are removed from display. We will continue to raise awareness and patrol in affected areas and act on any information that is reported.  If you have any further information please update one of the local team or report on 101.

I recently went along to Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, Ebbw Vale with the Crime Prevention Panel for Tredegar and Ebbw Vale and the Police and Crime Commissioner.  They launched the Home Safe Hospital scheme.  This is a fantastic scheme run by volunteers to give vulnerable people peace of mind during a hospital stay.  The scheme offers patients staying in hospital the use of a number of crime prevention options such as light dimmers and an auto dialler alarm system should an intruder enter the home.   For further information on this scheme please contact [email protected] or [email protected].  The crime prevention panel are also looking to recruit more members, if this is something that interests you please drop them a line on the same emails addresses.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, take care and have a great week.