Cardiff Community Joins Forces to Tackle Anti Social Behaviour

A Cardiff community enjoyed a barbecue as a thank you for taking part in the clean up of the local area to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Organised by the Cathays Neighbourhood Policing Team, the event took place in Shelley Gardens on Saturday with the assistance of local residents, businesses and partner agencies.

Inspector Mark Williams, based at Cathays Police Station, said: “We have been receiving complaints from the local residents about anti social behaviour in Shelley Gardens and decided to join forces with our partners to tackle the issues.

“On Thursday, the Community Payback Team from the Probation Service cleaned the area and sanded down the steel railings which were then kindly painted by local young people while our colleagues from the council’s waste management team cleared away the rubbish.”

This is the second clean-up of Shelley Gardens sine June when graffiti, litter and broken glass were cleared as part of Operation Michigan.

Inspector Williams added: “I would like to thank all those involved in what was a real team effort, particularly the local young people who gave up their time to assist with the painting and whose hard work has contributed to making such a noticeable difference to the park.

“The event demonstrates the on-going positive steps being taken to tackle anti social behaviour in the Plasnewydd ward to make Cardiff even safer.”

As a thank you to all those involved, including local residents, a barbecue took place on Saturday with equipment supplied by the Arson Reduction Team and food courtesy of Tesco on City Road.

Photograph: PCSO Phil Griffiths, from the Cathays Neighbourhood Policing Team, with local young people who helped paint the fences in Shelley Gardens. The paint was kindly donated by Cardiff Council.


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