Welsh Labour candidate for Delyn, Hannah Blythyn, has today met with the First Minister, Councillors and residents, to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour across communities in Flintshire.
The virtual event gave residents the opportunity to share their experiences of crime and anti-social behaviour,
Ms Blythyn has been the Delyn MS since 2016 and has heard from various residents about the impact crime has on their lives, as well as their pleas for more police officers in the community to help tackle the issues which they face.
During the meeting, Ms Blythyn made the point that communities cannot feel safer, with fewer Police and Police Community Support Officers “on the beat”.
Ms Blythyn said:
“I know first-hand that our communities are impacted by crime and anti-social behaviour on a regular basis.By funding an additional 100 PCSOs, Welsh Labour would be taking another step forward in making our streets safer – you can’t do this by cutting the number of PCSOs in our communities”
The Welsh Labour Government has funded 500 PCSOs since 2016 and has committed to funding a further 100, should they win May’s election.
Since 2010 the Conservative UK Government has removed £33 million from North Wales Police’s budget.
Following the meeting First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said:
“Welsh Labour will strengthen our support for safer communities. A vote for Welsh Labour is a vote for safer streets and more PCSOs in our communities.”