Sat in on Pact meeting at Aberdare RFC yesterday it was good to see local residents and PCSO Bernadette Mahoney engaging in local issues.
A number of complaints were talked about one being the ongoing problem of boy racers in Tesco and other car parks around the town, speeding and over revving car engines, it is clear from comments this nuisance is making local people extremely angry.
It doesn’t help when local resident observes Police car in Tesco’s car park when this problem is happening, apparently the Police Officer was to busy rolling a cigarette to deal with the problem in hand.
His comment to the frustrated resident complaining was “what problem”.
It was clear this Police Officer was unaware and had not been informed of the ongoing problems local residents have to put up with. It’s apparent very little has been achieved by South Wales Police Authority, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Tesco to stop this on going problem/nuisance.
This is no reflection on PCSO Bernadette Mahoney who is attempting to do something about it but this problem/nuisance that has been ongoing for years, as the link below from May 2008 will demonstrate.
We have Alun Michael Police Crime Commissioner for South Wales and Peter Vaughan QPM Chief Constable with a number of support officers based in Bridgend.
We do believe Cynon Valley also needs a few more Police Officers who will be informed of ongoing problems of Local residents.
PCSO Bernadette Mahoney informed the meeting of the progress and recovery of the 15 year-old boy who suffered serious head injuries after being attacked in Aberdare.