A survey of rural communities in the Fairwater police district has found out what the policing priorities should be.
PC Huw Thomas undertook a survey of 194 residents and found speeding was the top issue in Pentyrch, Gwaelod, Creigiau, St Fagans and Radyr.
He said: “I wanted to find out what the wider community wanted from their local police, and the survey has provided some interesting results that vary from those brought up at PACT. Local policing relies on community support and communication, and the response to the survey has been very good.”
He continues “The findings have been shared with our local partners and will help focus resources on tackling those issues of most importance to our communities. It’s a good example of partnership working across a wide rural area. I’m always looking for new ways to cover such a wide geographic area, and the findings will help shape my patrol strategy.”
The survey also showed 36 per cent wanted anti-social behaviour tackled and 84 per cent wanted to see PC Thomas on the beat.
In response to the survey, PC Thomas has been using a hand-held speed meter to measure cars in his area.
PC Thomas also encouraged residents to attend PACT meetings in the area.
The next PACT meetings are, full details are on the ourbobby website.
Fairwater – Wednesday 1st December 2010 – Plasmawr Road Day Centre at 7pm
Whitchurch & Tongwynlais – Tuesday 7th December 2010 – New Community Centre, Old Church Road at 7pm
Radyr – Wednesday 8th December 2010 – Old Church Rooms, Park Road at 7pm
Do you live in the area? What do you think of the police priorities? Is speeding the top priority? Let us know in the comments below