This month Caerphilly / Bedwas Neighbourhood Teams are assisting with Operation Bernie. This is in partnership with South Wales Fire Service and the Caerphilly Community Safety Wardens. Operation Bernie is to tackle grass fires that are deliberately started each year during the spring period. These fires are often purposely started on farm and common land and can often have devastating effects to the land and surrounding area. Joint patrols are being made throughout the Caerphilly Borough area with the Fire Services also using drone technology to spot the early signs of grass fires or possible offenders. If you have any information regarding grass fires please contact the Caerphilly / Bedwas Neighbourhood Teams on 101 or call 999 in an emergency situation.