A multi-agency operation is planned to help keep people in the Vale of Glamorgan safe this summer.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will collaborate with multiple agencies to ensure its residents, businesses, and summer visitors are secure.

As an extension of the successful 2023 campaign, the council's community safety, enforcement service, tourism, and neighbourhood services teams will join forces with South Wales Police, RNLI, the Coastguard, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the ARC CCTV Control Room, British Transport Police, Welsh Ambulance Service and Cardiff Council.

This will be done under the Safer Vale Partnership's Operation Elstree and targets crime and anti-social behaviour at the county's favourite summer spots like Barry Island, Ogmore, Cosmeston Lakes, and Penarth Marina in a bid to keep people in the Vale safe.

In 2023, the partnership carried out 95 responsive actions, and it will continue to enhance community safety in 2024 by sharing intelligence and coordinating responses to incidents. This will be done through regular meetings of the agencies and will include planning for upcoming events.

Councillor Sandra Perkes, Vale of Glamorgan Council's cabinet member for community safety said: "Collaborative work under the Safer Vale Partnership is instrumental in keeping the Vale safe all year round.

"Every summer, the county’s coastline and open spaces attract a large number of visitors, increasing the demand on community safety agencies during these months.

"I was delighted to hear about the successful outcomes of last year’s campaign, and so I’m pleased to see the campaign back for 2024."

The Safer Vale Partnership encourages reports of anti-social behaviour.

Information on how to report anti-social behaviour can be obtained from the Vale of Glamorgan Council's website.