Antisocial behavior and parking problem = additional patrols
WITH a warm weather forecast for the weekend, additional police patrols are planned to keep coastal areas safe – including Barry and Penarth.
This is part of the South Wales Police Operation Elstree which covers key locations including Cardiff Bay, Penarth and Barry Island, as well as the Heritage Coastline stretch between Rhoose Point and Ogmore-by-Sea.
A force spokesperson said: “Antisocial behavior and crime are negatively impacting our communities and we will continue to work with our partners to proactively patrol these key areas to prevent such activity.”
Section 35 notices – which give officers the power to move people from an area if they act antisocially – will be in place again on Barry Island and Ogmore-by-Sea this weekend.
Officers will also work closely with colleagues from the respective local authorities to resolve the problem of parking issues and action will be taken when vehicles are illegally parked.
Chief Inspector Bella Rees of South Wales Police said: “It is understandable that everyone wants to make the most of the good weather and visit our beautiful coastal areas, but we ask visitors to please. wanting to pay attention to how they park and make sure there is enough space for emergency vehicles to pass.
“Fire trucks in particular are bigger than cars and need more room to turn around corners, so avoid parking too close to intersections.
“Every second counts when emergency services respond to a 999 call, so please park responsibly.”