Tai Tarian Join Forces with South Wales Police to Open Community Office in Melyn

Wed 05 Dec 2018

Tai Tarian staff and Police at Bush Row

Social Housing Provider Tai Tarian has joined forces with South Wales Police to open a community office in the Melyn area of Neath.

The office will be open three times a week from next Monday (10th December) for locals to discuss any anti-social behaviour issues in the area.

The opening is part of an on-going partnership between Tai Tarian and South Wales Police which has gathered momentum in the last few months, particularly addressing the rise of county lines drug crime in the area.

The office is situated at 36, Bush Row, Melyn and is designed for locals to pop in to chat with housing staff from Tai Tarian and local police officers about any housing, policing or safety issues, specifically in the Melyn and Pencaerau areas.

It will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11am-3pm, no appointment is necessary.

Tai Tarian’s Director of Housing Claire Maimone said:
“We have been working closely with South Wales Police on this project for several months and we are delighted to have a base in a central location for people to come and talk to us about their concerns.

We have already taken a hard stance with any people found to be dealing or connected to drugs living in our properties and this partnership sends a strong message that such crimes will not be tolerated in our communities.”

Chief Inspector Mathew Lewis from South Wales Police added:
“Working in partnership with Tai Tarian sends a strong message to the community that we are here, we are doing what we can and we will fight back against anti-social behaviour.

Having a community presence is important for us, so this community office, in a central location is the ideal way for members of the Melyn and Pencaurau communities to talk to us about their concerns. Alternatively people can call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers to report anonymously – online or by calling 0800 555 111.

If someone is in immediate danger or a crime is taking place you should always dial 999.”