The Trehafod BMX bike track project has been recognised as one of the best initiatives for crime prevention in Europe. South Wales Police says anti-social behaviour in the Porth area has been nearly halved since 2009.
Anti-social behaviour causes problems in communities at any time of the year but it is a particular problem during the summer months. A BMX track in the Rhondda Valley has been voted one of the best crime prevention initatives in Europe.
It was launched in 2009 and has nearly halved all the incidents of anti-social behavour. The scheme is now being recommended by the European Union.
A project used to tackle problems with anti-social behaviour in Porth has been voted one of the best crime prevention initiatives in the whole of Europe. A BMX track was built in Trehafod in 2009 and since then the number of residential complaints have been halved.
PC Nigel Bird, who led the initiative, says: "It was amazing to learn that police officers in all corners of the European Union face the exact same kind of problems that we do in south Wales. The BMX track was the result of lots of hard work by many different organisations."