PCSO Neville Davies, from the Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been recognised for his hard work by a local community group.
The ‘Canal Zoners’, a local Suez Canal veterans group based in Tir-y-Berth, presented PCSO Davies with a plaque at a ceremony in August.
PCSO Davies carried out an audit with the community when he started in the St Cattwg ward two years ago, and as a result has worked to organise targeted community and youth projects.
Over the last couple of years he has worked with the local comprehensive school to tackle truanting, helped to get a community planting project underway, assisted in setting up the SAFE Residents Group, and has worked with other neighbourhood officers to address anti-social behaviour and to gather local intelligence.
He has also worked with Tir-y-Berth Primary School on an allotments project and has recently become a governor at the school.
Gran Davies, the Organising Secretary of the Canal Zoners, said:
”PCSO Neville Davies has been policing Tir-y-berth and Glan-y-nant for two years now, and during that time he has worked tirelessly to combat drugs, alcohol, youths hanging about and anti-social behaviour. He is an asset to our area and we are extremely grateful for his hard work.”
PCSO Davies, said:
“I was very honoured to be presented with this plaque by the Canal Zoners and I am delighted that they are pleased with the work being done in the Tir-y-Berth and Glan-y-Nant areas. I really enjoy working with the residents and it’s rewarding to see the positive impact that some of the initiatives have had over the last couple of years.”