Crime

Drop-in event for people concerned about antisocial behaviour to be held in Neath town centre

The Safer Neath Port Talbot Community Partnership is set to host a drop-in event to promote what is being done to tackle and prevent antisocial behaviour in Neath town centre.

The drop-in event is to be held between 11am and 2pm on Tuesday 24th August at the Neath Town Hall Community Centre (situated next to the Gwyn Hall). Members of the public, local businesses and anyone else with an interest in Neath town centre are welcome to attend the event.

The event will be an opportunity for people to meet representatives from the Partnership and to find out more about some of the key initiatives ongoing in the town centre such as: South Wales Police’s Operation Lileum, the Business Crime Reduction Partnership, CCTV, homelessness services, and the support for vulnerable people.

Members of the Partnership who will be in attendance include South Wales Police, Neath Port Talbot Council, Safer Neath Port Talbot, Salvation Army and Neath Town Council.

Acting Local Police Inspector Mark Watkins said: “Do you have questions about personal safety, crime or anti-social behaviour in Neath?  If so, you are welcome to come along and speak with representatives of South Wales Police, where you can speak to officers in a safe environment about issues and experiences you’ve had with anti-social behaviour in Neath town centre.”

“This drop-in event will provide the community of Neath to ask questions and find out more about what is happening to tackle local problems. Whether that is issues around drugs, anti-social behaviour or youth nuisance.”

Councillor Leanne Jones, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Protection, said: “This event is a great opportunity for people to find out more about how partner organisations are working together to combat antisocial behaviour. It is also a chance for people to talk directly to the organisations involved and discuss any issues they may have.

“Neath town centre has a lot to offer visitors, residents and businesses, and the Community Safety Partnership is keen to ensure the town’s reputation is not damaged by the behaviour of a minority.”

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