Exam success for Safer Vale Partnership
The Safer Vale Partnership can claim its own success on the
recent GCSE results day after a lot of advance planning was put in
to practise to meet the anticipated under age drinking that is
often associated with the day as students celebrate their
Acting Sergeant Stuart Wong of Barry neighbourhood Support team
said: ”Neighbourhood Policing officers maintained a high visibility
in a number of potential problem areas around Barry and working in
collaboration with our partners in PULSE and Trading Standards
confiscated a large amount of alcohol from young people under the
age of 18 years.
Much of this was collected in and around Porthkerry Park area
where an unsanctioned celebration event had been planned. Early
intervention and confiscation led to a positive result and dramatic
reduction in reported crimes and occurrences with only one report
of disorder during the event and no reports of damage on the
The PULSE team were able to offer education to the young people
about the effect of alcohol and offered free bottles of water to
help minimise its effect. Police officers also worked with Trading
Standards which resulted in an off licence being reported for
supplying alcohol to minors.
Working with our partners and planning for the day well in
advance we were able considerably to reduce the number of incidents
of anti social behaviour and ensure the safety and well being of
young people concerned. In recent years a considerable number of
police officers and the police helicopter have been needed to deal
with problems and on the day following event Police were inundated
with reports of damage.
This year the students were able to celebrate their big day
safely and securely and the general public were also able to
continue to enjoy Barry’s popular parks open spaces without
encountering any problems.