Police and Crime Commissioner praises the work of volunteers in Caldicot

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Jeff Cuthbert, has met with Caldicot Town Team coordinator, Aaron Reeks to enlist his help to share information on Gwent Police’s new scheme to tackle acquisitive crime, We Don't Buy Crime, to local businesses.

Caldicot Town Team is a community group, made up of businesses, residents and landlords.

Whilst talking to Mr Reeks, the Commissioner also heard of the fantastic work of the team during the pandemic.

Jeff Cuthbert said: “I was pleased to visit the Caldicot Goes Pop shop and speak to Aaron Reeks of the Caldicot Town Team.

“Word of mouth is vital in spreading messages, it’s an age-old practice that I really value. By working with Mr Reeks the We Don’t Buy Crime information can be shared with other traders in the town.

“I also was delighted to hear of the fantastic work that has been taking place throughout the pandemic by Aaron and other volunteers to help alleviate loneliness in the town and surrounding areas.

“It was great to see how the Pop-Up shop is helping many local small businesses to have a presence in the town.

“This is timely as this week is Volunteers Week, I would like to say a huge thanks to the Town Team and all volunteers across Gwent that have selflessly took time out to help others during the pandemic.

“I hope the good work continues and my team and I look forward to being part of the 999 Day on August 15 2021.”

Pre-pandemic the team of volunteers has been intrinsic to many community events taking place in the town creating a positive, safe, and engaging space for local people to meet.

The team hopes that as restrictions ease many more events can be planned safely and within the guidelines.

Find out more about Caldicot Town Team.