A NEW bobby on the beat in Resolven has won approval from community council members.
Councillors David Richards and Gary Clarkson spoke of the village’s new PCSO David Hill, who they met at a Pact meeting.
Mr Richards said: “Myself and Gary met him.
“He’s been to all the shops and businesses, and has even been knocking on people’s doors and talking to them.
“He is making himself known to people and I think that’s good.
“The best crime deterrent in the village is a uniform walking around the place.”
He said as well as patrolling the village, he had seen the officer out with a speed gun.
‘He’s very courteous’
Gary Clarkson said that as a result of that, the mobile speed camera would be coming to the village for a number of days to tackle any speeding issues.
“He’s quite a nice guy, very courteous.”
He added that at the Pact meeting, residents raised concerns about dogs being used as guard dogs.
He said following the meeting, Mr Hill got in touch with him by phone to say he’d gone to speak to the people in question.
“We were also concerned about dog fouling in Commercial Road, but I don’t know what happened there.”
The meeting heard that the officer had also been seen outside the school, monitoring parking at home time and offering advice to parents picking up their children.
Mr Richards said Mr Hill also wanted to speak to members about security in the park and how he could help with crime prevention.
The council members agreed to invite the PCSO to the next meeting.