23 Mar 2015

Students and councillors were among those visited in Llanelli by Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon.

His Your Voice day of activity Llanelli on March 19 also saw him meet individuals privately, with 20-minute appointments.

Issues raised included CCTV and provision for young people in Llanelli.

Mr Salmon said: “Public CCTV is, largely, the responsibility of the county council. I’m happy to help those and others with CCTV budgets look at best options for the future.

“I want to protect vulnerable people and encourage activity that makes our communities safer; the Commissioner’s Fund is one way I can do that.”

The Commissioner’s Fund, launched 18 months ago, offers grants of up to £5,000 for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to develop ideas that have a positive impact on the area they serve.

Those who met Mr Salmon in Llanelli included students at Bryngwyn School and pupils at Maes Y Morfa Community Primary School. He also met members of Llanelli Town Council, and local PCSOs.

The Commissioner oversees an annual Dyfed-Powys policing fund of around £96m. As the elected voice of the public, he makes the police answerable to the communities they serve.

He works in partnership across a range of agencies to ensure a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.

In his first two years in office, his key achievements have included more police officers, improved access to the police, reduced policing costs and the launch of the Commissioner's Fund for community initiatives.

Mr Salmon has arranged 12 Your Voice days through 2015 – three in each Dyfed-Powys county of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.
The schedule includes: St Davids and Fishguard; Aberystwyth; Carmarthen and St Clears; Builth Wells and Brecon; New Quay and Aberaeron. In January he visited south Pembrokeshire and last month he called on the Lampeter area of Ceredigion. He has recently visited Presteigne, Powys.