A week of events to highlight safety in Grangetown has been launched by the emergency services and local organisations.
Safety Week started with South Wales Police officers knocking on 300 doors in south Grangetown to listen to residents’ concerns and offer crime prevention advice.
South Wales Fire and Rescue also started a week of school and home visits, which will continue on Tuesday.
The series of activities also includes first aid sessions on Wednesday and tackling water dangers around the River Taff, after a series of rescues and also fatalities in the last 18 months.
St John Cymru Wales, Grangetown Community Action are also involved in the week, which has been organised by the Cardiff University Community Gateway team.
Fire service station manager Steve Richards said: “We will be at the event all week covering issues such as road safety, fire crime unit patrols, water safety awareness and home fire safety. We look forward to seeing our communities there.”
Inspector Tony Williams from South Wales Police said: “During Grangetown safety week we will be showcasing examples of work being done in the area to create a safe environment.” Community Gateway’s activities so far have included sponsoring the Grangetown Festival, developing a community garden and supporting litter picks.
South Wales Fire and Rescue service · 10am-12pm home safety and school visit; 2pm-4pm home safety; 4pm-6pm Fire crime patrol and home safety
South Wales Police: Community engagement 5pm-7.30pm
Tuesday 1st December FIRE SAFETY
Fire safety awareness training by the fire service.
South Wales Fire and Rescue service · 10am-12pm home safety and school visit; 2pm-4pm and evening home safety.
Wednesday 2nd December ROAD SAFETY, HEALTH AND SPORTS
First aid training with St John Cymru, bike maintenance with Cycle Training Wales, cycling proficiency with Cardiff Council, football skills with Cardiff City FC Foundation, fire service Search and Rescue dog and youth bus.
South Wales Fire and Rescue service · 10am-12pm home safety and school visit; 2pm-4pm home safety; Crime and Consequence – Water Awareness at Taff Embankment 1-5pm; home safety in the evening.
St John Cymru Wales – First aid sessions at Grange Gardens Bowls Pavilion, 9.30-10.30am, 10.45-11.45am, 12.30-1.30pm, 1.45-2.45pm.
Dr Bike maintenance and cycling proficiency – Taff Embankment, 1pm-5pm
Cardiff City FC Foundation at Bowls Pavilion – Football Skills & Kicks programme, 2.30pm-6.30pm (lit from 3.30pm) Fire service Search & Rescue Dog (from 3.30pm onwards)
Street event in St Fagan’s Street, 5pm-9pm (street closure) Fire Service Focus ST Car with TV & Nintendo; Youth Bus.
Thursday 3rd December NEIGHBOURHOOD SAFETY
Councillors’ street surgery, Cuppa with a Copper, Neighbourhood Watch Information Session.
South Wales Fire and Rescue service · 10am-12pm home safety and school visit; 2pm-4pm home safety and evening.
South Wales Police: Cuppa with a Copper 11am-1pm Channel View Leisure Centre
Councillors’ street surgery: Chris Lomax and Lynda Thorne (late pm) outside Tesco on Corporation Rd, Penarth Rd.
Neighbourhood Watch presentation – 7pm-8pm, Grange Gardens Bowls Pavilion
Friday 4th December FIRE SAFETY
Fire Crime Patrol and schools’ hazards poster competition results.
South Wales Fire and Rescue service · 10am-12pm home safety and school visit; 2pm-4pm home safety and schools poster competition judging and awards; 4pm-6pm: Fire crime patrol and home safety in the evening.