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Operation Elstree 2023 launches across the Vale

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has partnered with community safety organisations for the return of the Vale’s summer safety campaign.


  • Wednesday, 24 May 2023

    Vale of Glamorgan

Operation Elstree - Barry IslandOperation Elstree aims to deliver a collaborative approach to tackling crime, safety concerns and anti-social behaviour across the County’s popular summer destinations, including Barry Island, Ogmore, Cosmeston Lakes, and Penarth Marina.


During the upcoming months, the Council will work with South Wales Police, RNLI, the Coastguard, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Vale’s Alarm Receiving Centre, British Transport Police, Welsh Ambulance Service and Cardiff Council to plan for events, share intelligence, and review and coordinate responses to incidents.

Councillor Gwyn John, Cabinet member for Leisure, Sport and Well-being, said: “The Council’s Community Safety and Enforcement Teams works closely with other service areas to keep the Vale’s residents, visitors, and businesses safe all year round.


Operation Elstree

“During the summer, the Vale’s coast and open spaces attract large numbers, increasing the demand on community safety resources.


“In recent years, the partnership method of working has proven successful in tackling this demand and preventing anti-social behaviour and crime, ultimately keeping the community safe.


“I look forward to hearing about the successes of Operation Elstree 2023!” 


Regular updates about #OpElstree will be available on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s twitter page.