Inspector Gavin Clifton

Your latest Blog from your local Inspector, Gavin Clifton, who covers the Bedwas and Caerphilly areas

Another month passes with lots of activity taking place across Caerphilly and Bedwas area.

The Response team have had some excellent arrests this month:

Two thieves  were caught stealing diesel from HGV Lorries on the Bedwas Pant Glas industrial estate, one was arrested at the scene, the other tried to make a run for it, but our dog section tracked them and the second person was arrested a good distance away. A great use of our specialist dog team who came to support the section.

We executed warrants in relation to the misuse of drugs, the illegal sale of fireworks and stolen property from a recent burglary. All of which we conducted from the information provided by you, the community. Please keep sending information in to us -  it is our pleasure to deal with those affecting your communities. 

The Neighbourhood team had another successful action day this month, focussing on parking at the schools and anti-social behaviour on our estates. To this end, we went along to Graig y Rhacca, Lansbury Park, Castle View/Castle Main and Penyrheol. At these locations we engaged with local business and young people.  Our attendance was met positively by the community. We take anti-social behaviour seriously and intend to make sure we identify and locate and deal with anyone causing issues in your area.  The Tenancy Enforcement Team are just one agency we collaborate with, who will seriously look at those causing a problem and establish if the offenders are breaching their tenancy agreement. Our teams will be out and about again next month.

Officers were patrolling on Halloween night and it was fantastic to see families with their children heading out to trick or treat. The costumes and make up were impressive and it was clear you made a massive effort to ensure your children kept with tradition. We did seize alcohol during the evening from people who were underage, but overall it was a really good evening.

During half term, our neighbourhood team took a variety of youngsters from our estates in Caerphilly and Bedwas Trethomas Machen to complete outward bound activities with our partner agencies. This seemed to be a hit and they are looking forward to the next time; some are being referred to an organisation where they can continue enjoying the outdoor life. Just a quick reminder that Creazione Gym, on the western industrial estate, have opened their doors to young people, at no cost, to experience  exercise and activity in their establishment, ranging from football, dance, aerobic, cycling and fitness to name a few. Promoting exercise is an excellent way to encourage young people to increase their health and well-being and  enjoy other activities and facilities outside their estates. A really good message to finish on for this month!

See you all next month.

For daily updates, follow my teams on Twitter @gpbedwas @gpcaerphilly

You can also email me any policing issues in your community gavin.clifton@gwent.pnn.police.uk

Inspector Gavin Clifton