St Andrew’s Primary School children quiz commissioner

18th May 2022

Children from St Andrew’s Primary School in Newport have met with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, for a question-and-answer session to find out about his role and responsibilities. 


The pupils from the school’s Heddlu Bach unit were intrigued to find out how the commissioner gained his position, how long he has been in post and, most importantly, what was his favourite bit about the job.


The Heddlu Bach initiative aims to provide children and young people with positive experiences of the police at an early age and encourage greater interaction between young people and the community.


The commissioner spoke of his passion for meeting new people and being able to provide Gwent Police with the resources to help protect children and young people in Gwent.


Turning the tables, he asked the group what issues they would like to focus on to improve community safety in the school.


Illegal and inconsiderate parking outside the school is an issue that the group would like to tackle. They plan to design posters and place them outside the school to encourage adults to think about their actions, and the impact they could have on pupils.


Police and Crime Commissioner, Jeff Cuthbert said: “The Heddlu Bach scheme helps pupils to play a positive role in their community. I was delighted to meet with the pupils and I welcomed their questions.


“I am saddened to hear that they are anxious and frustrated about the parking issues at the school. I look forward to hearing how their ideas and actions help to improve the situation.”