Inspector Andy O'Keefe

Your latest Blog from your local Inspector, Andy O'Keefe, who covers the Bedwas and Caerphilly areas

The sun is shining and Summer is on its way

You may have noticed that building work is underway at the new Police premises in Caerphilly Town, won’t be long before we are up and running and the officers are able to move in.

My staff have been busy conducting surveys with local residents in order to establish the new Your Voice priorities. It is a great opportunity for the coomunity to have your say in respect of the issues you want to raise. Below are the updates from local officers about the last objectives.  

Llanbradach – Anti-social behaviour at Oakfield Street.

CSO Coggan has conducted regular patrols and kept in contact with the residents and also liaising with Play Wales to engage with the young people on the street. There have been no reported issues since.

BTM – Anti-social behaviour at Bedwas Rugby Club

Young people were congregating in the rugby stand being anti-social, CSO Spokes regularly patrolled the area whilst also arranging a meeting at the Rugby Club between Licensing, the Director and the Licensee’s to discuss the issues.

The Rugby club have installed high quality PIR lighting around the stand and there have been no further reports of problems.

St James – Anti-social behaviour: Climbing on garages

CSO Eyles has secured funding for anti-climb paint to be applied on the garages, she has also secured funding for GAVO to do diversionary events with young people in the area. 

There have also been regular patrols with our partners, the Local Authority Community Safety Wardens. CSO Eyles also arranged for herself and EON to attend an assembly in St James Primary School to explain to the children the dangers of climbing on garages. There have been no further reported issues.

Abervalley – Fly Tipping

CSO Williams has attended the fly tipping hotspot areas around the Abervalley accompanied by Caerphilly County Borough Council Cleansing team to remove any fly tipping.

Regular patrols have also been conducted with the Local Authority Community Safety Wardens; No further problems reported.

Morgan Jones – Speeding

CSO Taylor has conducted regular speed checks in the area, the average speed being between 22.5-26.5 mph. We have received lots of positive feedback from the community regarding the speed checks. Area Support Unit staff have also done speed checks in the area that lead to one person being arrested; there have been no further issues reported regarding speed in Mill Road, Bedwas Road and Pontygwindy Road. However the area will continue to be monitored

Penyrheol – Anti-social behaviour at Castle Maen

CSO Hadji-Aghalar has conducted regular foot patrols, as well as liaising with the store managers in the area. There have been no further reported problems.

St Martins – Anti-social behaviour at Castle View

CSO Mcdonnell and CSO Hales conducted regular patrols in the area, whilst doing this they have engaged with young people giving them information on local activities as well as informing them of the issues in the area. We have received positive feedback from local businesses and residents as the problems have decreased.

This is just a summary of the activity undertaken in response to the Your Voice priorities and we are awaiting the results of the recent surveys to identify the new objectives.