Creating Safer Streets in Blackwood

23rd May 2023

I was pleased to see a good turnout for Gwent Police’s crime prevention event at ASDA in Blackwood on the weekend. This is part of the work we are doing through the Home Office’s Safer Streets fund to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in the town.

The police gave out almost 500 free home and vehicle safety packs to residents. These included items like property marking kits, number plate security kits and shed alarms.

Back in December 2022 18 new CCTV cameras were also installed throughout Blackwood which will deter crime and assist officers carrying out investigations in the area.

The project represents the result of many months of partnership work between my office, Gwent Police and Caerphilly County Borough Council and I am delighted to see it making a difference in the community.

Find out more about the Safer Streets Scheme