Labour delivering safer communities for the Vale of Clwyd

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones, has celebrated the announcement that an additional 500 PCSO’s have been recruited across Wales.

Announced by the Local Government Minister, Lesley Griffiths, the funding of 500 PCSOs to work in communities the length and breadth of Wales was a manifesto commitment of Welsh Labour during the last Assembly elections.

Mrs Jones said: “Making our communities safer was one of our core pledges to the people of Wales at the election. Having 500 new PCSOs on the streets, working directly with communities will make a huge difference to community safety. I’m thrilled to see the Welsh Labour Government delivering on its promises.

“During the Summer, I met the three PCSOs directly funded by the Welsh Government in Prestatyn. As part of the Neighbourhood Policing Team, based in the town centre, they will help tackle local community safety issues, including domestic violence, anti-social behaviour and related criminal activity.

“PCSO’s are vital to our communities and I’m absolutely delighted by the fulfilment of this pledge which will deliver a safer Vale of Clwyd”.

During last week’s draft Budget announcement, the Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, promised to maintain funding for the 500 PCSOs for at least the length of the current Assembly term (which ends in May 2016).