Cynon Valley MS welcomes funding for additional 100 PCSOs   

Cynon Valley’s Member of the Senedd Vikki Howells has welcomed the Welsh Labour Government’s announcement of funding to create an additional 100 PCSO posts to improve community safety in Wales.

Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister, Mark Drakeford, and Welsh Labour’s Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt, announced the extra £3.7m for the recruitment, training and deployment of the PCSOs, delivering another of the Party’s key election pledges from May’s Senedd election.

The additional 100 PCSOs brings the total funded by the Welsh Labour Government to 600.

The funding shows the importance the Welsh Labour Government places on the values of community, equality, and social justice. This will be another step forward to ensure strong and safe communities with resources in place to cut crime.

Member of the Senedd for Cynon Valley Vikki Howells said:

“At the Senedd election in May I stood on a platform that promised to strengthen support for safer communities, so I’m really pleased that our Welsh Labour Government has already announced funding to deliver this key commitment to the people of Wales.

“While the Tories in Westminster inflicted a decade of cuts to policing across the UK, our Welsh Labour Government stepped up and has funded 500 PCSOs on our streets since 2011 to support neighbourhood policing.

“Communities right across Wales have appreciated the difference that PCSOs make to their neighbourhoods. I’m pleased that our Welsh Labour Government has hit the ground running to deliver this pledge, demonstrating its commitment to keeping our communities and neighbourhoods safe.”