A family fun day is taking place at Bailey Park, Abergavenny on Friday 23rd February from 10.00am – 4.00pm. The day is being hosted by Monmouthshire County Council Community Safety team in partnership with Monmouthshire Housing Association, Charter Housing, Gwent Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue.

Residents of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Gwent Army Cadets will be providing help and support for those brave enough to take on their climbing wall. A range of inflatable fun is taking place. Monmouthshire Youth Service will be inflating their activity dome to host a range of activities including face painting, glitter tattoos and refreshments. Monmouthshire Sports Development team will be providing an inflatable football pitch and a bouncy castle will be on site for younger residents.

Emergency vehicles from Gwent Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue will be available for budding Police and Fire officers to take a look at. Mini residents can try on and dress up as their favourite emergency hero at the emergency services selfie station.

The day aims to seek the views of residents from Abergavenny to help improve and act on recent anti-social behaviour incidents taking place in the town. Residents are encouraged to get involved in the many activities on offer and chat to officers from Monmouthshire County Council and share thoughts on safety in the area.

Cabinet Member for Social Justice and Community Development Councillor Sara Jones said:

‘The views of residents are important in tackling anti-social behaviour, I hope that the Family Fun Day encourages people of all ages to come and talk to us about what is important to them, where they feel safe and where they do not feel safe in Abergavenny; whilst having a great time in one of our much loved green spaces. Working in partnership with key agencies and organisations, with the community, is key to improving our towns for our future generations.