News | Richard Gurner | Published: 13:00, Monday August 24th, 2009.
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) from Bargoed has been recognised for his hard work and dedication by a local community group.
PCSO Neville Davies, from the Bargoed Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been presented with a plaque by the Canal Zoners, a local Suez Canal veterans’ group based in Tir-y-Berth.
Since he started work in the St Cattwg ward two years ago, PCSO Davies has helped to organise a range of community and youth projects.
He has worked with the local comprehensive school to tackle truanting, helped to get a community planting project underway, assisted in setting up the SAFE Residents Group and has worked with other neighbourhood officers to address anti-social behaviour and to gather local intelligence.
He has also worked with Tir-y-Berth Primary School on an allotments project and has recently become a governor at the school.
Gran Davies, the organising secretary of the Canal Zoners, said: “PCSO Neville Davies has been policing Tir-y-berth and Glan-y-nant for two years now and during that time he has worked tirelessly to combat drugs, alcohol, youths hanging about and anti-social behaviour. He is an asset to our area and we are extremely grateful for his hard work.”
PCSO Davies, said: “I was very honoured to be presented with this plaque by the Canal Zoners and I am delighted that they are pleased with the work being done in the Tir-y-Berth and Glan-y-Nant areas.
“I really enjoy working with the residents and it’s rewarding to see the positive impact that some of the initiatives have had over the last couple of years.”