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Cash seized from criminals by police up for grabs in Flintshire.

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Nov 23rd, 2015.

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Voting is now open for people in Flintshire to choose which local community group they want to support – using cash seized from criminals.

A total pot of £42,000 is up for grabs across north Wales and two groups within Flintshire stand to gain £3000 each with £6000 going to a group which operates across the whole of north Wales.

The scheme set up by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick to reward groups which help tackle anti-social behaviour and combat crime and disorder.

The Your Community, Your Choice initiative scheme is being partly funded by money recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act, using cash confiscated from offenders with the rest coming from the Police Commissioner, Mr Roddick said:

“This scheme has been designed to benefit community groups across North Wales and at the same time hit villains where it hurts them most – in the pocket.

“The message to criminals is abundantly clear – we will seize their ill-gotten gains and use the money for the benefit of the communities from which the money was taken in the first place.

“We have had some fantastic entries which underlines how much excellent work is happening across North Wales in terms of reducing crime and disorder and making  North Wales an even safer place to live, work and visit.”

Voting lines are now open until 27th November 2015 for people to choose which local community group they want to support – using cash seized from criminals – all Flintshire entrants are listed below.:

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Title: Lighting lives
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £3,000.00

Project Outline:

Our application is aimed at ensuring vulnerable persons feel safer, more secure and unthreatened by crime in their homes. It will reduce their fear of crime and anti-social behaviour and in addition lessen the risk of slips, trips or falls and therefore reduce the need for intervention by emergency services.

The funding will enable Care and Repair North East Wales to provide and install solar powered external security lights, free of charge, to 50 persons across Flintshire and Wrexham.

The initiative will address a number of aims and objectives for North Wales Police, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Wales Fire and Rescue and most importantly the client.

The fitting of security lights to the premises of vulnerable persons will reduce the risk of the occupier becoming a victim of crime, anti – social behaviour and their perceived fear of crime.

In addition this initiative will enable Care and Repair NEW to engage with vulnerable persons in order to carry out a Fire Safety Check and provide smoke alarms where required.  A Healthy homes check to ensure that there are no risks that the client may be subject to slips, trips or falls which require treatment by the Health Service.

This initiative will enable vulnerable persons to live in their own homes whilst feeling safe, secure, and unthreatened by crime, criminals, or intimidation from whatever source.

Vote for the project 

 

Applicant: Hope and Caergwrle Heritage and Conservation Society
Title: Abermorddu and Caergwrle Community Speed Watch
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £1,788.00

Project Outline: 

The Society is sympathetic towards those who wish to preserve aspects of the rural way of life in local villages and wants to establish an Abermorddu and Caergwrle Speed Watch Group to monitor traffic speed. The group wishes to purchase specialist equipment In order to do this.

The group believes it ls the first such group to become established within Flintshire and will make this equipment available to similar groups that become established, thereby encouraging greater safety on roads In the County as a whole.

All elected members of Flintshire County Council will be informed of the availability of this equipment so that they can advertise it within their wards and encourage other groups to become established. The Society will also inform the Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC) to ensure other community groups are aware of the work we are doing.

The project will draw attention to local speed restrictions and positively affect the way drivers behave. The Abermorddu and Caergwrle Speed Watch Group will actively encourage other groups to become established and make the equipment available thereby helping to make roads safer in other parts of Flintshire.

The project will raise the profile of the issue of traffic speed within the locality and send out a message that drivers need to respect the speed limits of local roads, it will make members of the local community feel safer, especially the elderly who have difficulty in crossing roads and parents who take children to Abermorddu CP School.

 

Vote for the project 

Applicant: Plas Derw Trust Ltd
Title: Seed to Sideboard
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £2,938.00

Project Outline: 

Plas Derw Trust would like to run an Outdoor Education Course Called seed to sideboard in conjunction with John Summers High School, and the school has identified a group of young people who are disengaging with the school community and have started along a path of anti- social behaviour.

Our project would see the participants undertake a programme of weekly outdoor sessions which will act as an antidote to the confines of the school. Young men often find the rituals of school claustrophobic and act out against this. By providing regular outdoor session we provide the participants with a platform for releasing their frustration and tension. The physical activities involved in the project serve as an outlet for energy and again acts as a release.

The project will educate the participants on many aspects of woodland management and timber use culminating with them creating something from timber to be gifted to the community.

Sessions will take place one day a week for 10 weeks and will be delivered by a member of Staff from John summers High School and a contract leader from Plas Derw Trust. Throughout the 10 weeks the participants will learn about woodland structure, the different properties of different trees, undertake woodland management activities, assist in harvesting timber, and plan and create an item which they can gift to the community of their choice.

The participants identified have already begun to act in an anti-social manner. Often with young men this is due to dis-engagement in the school community, lack of parental guidance culminating in low self-esteem and low confidence.

Our project aims to tackle these issues and create and opportunity for the participants to make something in which they can feel pride in their achievement and create a sense of ownership over. By gifting their creation to the community combined with the sense of ownership they feel towards it they will understand the importance of respecting ourselves and each other and valuing the community they live in.

Vote for the project 

 

Applicant: Saltney Ferry Residents and Tenants Association
Title: CCTV upgrade
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £2,000.00

Project Outline: 

We are a small but very active residents association and we are seeking funding to upgrade our CCTV equipment so that it gives a greater coverage, particularly around our new Summer Pavilion and the park area. We have experienced vandalism in this area resulting in damage to cars, windows, graffiti and general litter. We believe an upgrade to our CCTV system will provide better images of offenders that will enable the local police to take effective action and support the community more effectively.

A new system will give residents greater confidence in reporting crime and anti-social behaviour to the police knowing that the CCTV will provide more detailed images to identify the offenders.

We have an excellent relationship with our local Police Community Support Officer and hold regular meetings at our Community House with him, which is where he will also be able to view CCTV images that have captured incidents of anti-social behaviour.

Vote for the project 

 

Applicant: WEA YMCA Community College Cymru
Title: Goals Together
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £3,000.00

Project Outline: 

The project is designed to support inter-generational activities, targeting male residents and their children in the Flintshire area.

The project will be collaboration between WEA YMCA CC Cymru, SILKS and Communities First. SILKS (Study & Interactive Learning of Key skills through Sport) will host the activities at Flint Football Club. Communities First will work to identify families across both clusters, whilst WEA YMCA CC Cymru and SILKS will deliver and facilitate the activities.

The project will involve sessions which focus on health and wellbeing, respect in sport, teamwork and communication. Essential skills (literacy, numeracy and digital literacy) and citizenship will be embedded within the delivery of these themes. In addition, participants would have the opportunity to gain accreditation from Agored Cymru for units relevant to the themes such as ‘Teamwork & Communication Skills’.

For those participants who do not want accreditation we would ensure that everyone who engaged would get a certificate of attendance to celebrate their commitment.

The project will re-inforce the importance of healthy eating, exercise, respect, and will give participants the opportunity to discuss the importance of respect, good communication skills, principles of effective teamwork and health and well-being issues. The strength of this project is the collaboration of its partners and the creative strategies each partner employs in order to engage, motivate and develop those families who may be at risk of engaging in anti-social behavior.

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Title: Lighting lives
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £3,000.00

Project Outline:

Our application is aimed at ensuring vulnerable persons feel safer, more secure and unthreatened by crime in their homes. It will reduce their fear of crime and anti-social behaviour and in addition lessen the risk of slips, trips or falls and therefore reduce the need for intervention by emergency services.

The funding will enable Care and Repair North East Wales to provide and install solar powered external security lights, free of charge, to 50 persons across Flintshire and Wrexham.

The initiative will address a number of aims and objectives for North Wales Police, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Wales Fire and Rescue and most importantly the client.

The fitting of security lights to the premises of vulnerable persons will reduce the risk of the occupier becoming a victim of crime, anti – social behaviour and their perceived fear of crime.

In addition this initiative will enable Care and Repair NEW to engage with vulnerable persons in order to carry out a Fire Safety Check and provide smoke alarms where required.  A Healthy homes check to ensure that there are no risks that the client may be subject to slips, trips or falls which require treatment by the Health Service.

This initiative will enable vulnerable persons to live in their own homes whilst feeling safe, secure, and unthreatened by crime, criminals, or intimidation from whatever source.

Vote for the project [/text_output][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=” Hope and Caergwrle Heritage and Conservation Society” tab_id=”1448277341936-efe47a5f-d0d1″][text_output]Applicant: Hope and Caergwrle Heritage and Conservation Society
Title: Abermorddu and Caergwrle Community Speed Watch
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £1,788.00

Project Outline: 

The Society is sympathetic towards those who wish to preserve aspects of the rural way of life in local villages and wants to establish an Abermorddu and Caergwrle Speed Watch Group to monitor traffic speed. The group wishes to purchase specialist equipment In order to do this.

The group believes it ls the first such group to become established within Flintshire and will make this equipment available to similar groups that become established, thereby encouraging greater safety on roads In the County as a whole.

All elected members of Flintshire County Council will be informed of the availability of this equipment so that they can advertise it within their wards and encourage other groups to become established. The Society will also inform the Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC) to ensure other community groups are aware of the work we are doing.

The project will draw attention to local speed restrictions and positively affect the way drivers behave. The Abermorddu and Caergwrle Speed Watch Group will actively encourage other groups to become established and make the equipment available thereby helping to make roads safer in other parts of Flintshire.

The project will raise the profile of the issue of traffic speed within the locality and send out a message that drivers need to respect the speed limits of local roads, it will make members of the local community feel safer, especially the elderly who have difficulty in crossing roads and parents who take children to Abermorddu CP School.

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Title: Seed to Sideboard
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £2,938.00

Project Outline: 

Plas Derw Trust would like to run an Outdoor Education Course Called seed to sideboard in conjunction with John Summers High School, and the school has identified a group of young people who are disengaging with the school community and have started along a path of anti- social behaviour.

Our project would see the participants undertake a programme of weekly outdoor sessions which will act as an antidote to the confines of the school. Young men often find the rituals of school claustrophobic and act out against this. By providing regular outdoor session we provide the participants with a platform for releasing their frustration and tension. The physical activities involved in the project serve as an outlet for energy and again acts as a release.

The project will educate the participants on many aspects of woodland management and timber use culminating with them creating something from timber to be gifted to the community.

Sessions will take place one day a week for 10 weeks and will be delivered by a member of Staff from John summers High School and a contract leader from Plas Derw Trust. Throughout the 10 weeks the participants will learn about woodland structure, the different properties of different trees, undertake woodland management activities, assist in harvesting timber, and plan and create an item which they can gift to the community of their choice.

The participants identified have already begun to act in an anti-social manner. Often with young men this is due to dis-engagement in the school community, lack of parental guidance culminating in low self-esteem and low confidence.

Our project aims to tackle these issues and create and opportunity for the participants to make something in which they can feel pride in their achievement and create a sense of ownership over. By gifting their creation to the community combined with the sense of ownership they feel towards it they will understand the importance of respecting ourselves and each other and valuing the community they live in.

Vote for the project 

[/text_output][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Saltney Ferry Residents and Tenants Association ” tab_id=”1448277659413-79f02218-57dc”][text_output]Applicant: Saltney Ferry Residents and Tenants Association
Title: CCTV upgrade
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £2,000.00

Project Outline: 

We are a small but very active residents association and we are seeking funding to upgrade our CCTV equipment so that it gives a greater coverage, particularly around our new Summer Pavilion and the park area. We have experienced vandalism in this area resulting in damage to cars, windows, graffiti and general litter. We believe an upgrade to our CCTV system will provide better images of offenders that will enable the local police to take effective action and support the community more effectively.

A new system will give residents greater confidence in reporting crime and anti-social behaviour to the police knowing that the CCTV will provide more detailed images to identify the offenders.

We have an excellent relationship with our local Police Community Support Officer and hold regular meetings at our Community House with him, which is where he will also be able to view CCTV images that have captured incidents of anti-social behaviour.

Vote for the project 

[/text_output][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=” WEA YMCA Community College Cymru” tab_id=”1448277708215-2414156b-7fe7″][text_output]Applicant: WEA YMCA Community College Cymru
Title: Goals Together
Area: Flintshire
Amount Requested: £3,000.00

Project Outline: 

The project is designed to support inter-generational activities, targeting male residents and their children in the Flintshire area.

The project will be collaboration between WEA YMCA CC Cymru, SILKS and Communities First. SILKS (Study & Interactive Learning of Key skills through Sport) will host the activities at Flint Football Club. Communities First will work to identify families across both clusters, whilst WEA YMCA CC Cymru and SILKS will deliver and facilitate the activities.

The project will involve sessions which focus on health and wellbeing, respect in sport, teamwork and communication. Essential skills (literacy, numeracy and digital literacy) and citizenship will be embedded within the delivery of these themes. In addition, participants would have the opportunity to gain accreditation from Agored Cymru for units relevant to the themes such as ‘Teamwork & Communication Skills’.

For those participants who do not want accreditation we would ensure that everyone who engaged would get a certificate of attendance to celebrate their commitment.

The project will re-inforce the importance of healthy eating, exercise, respect, and will give participants the opportunity to discuss the importance of respect, good communication skills, principles of effective teamwork and health and well-being issues. The strength of this project is the collaboration of its partners and the creative strategies each partner employs in order to engage, motivate and develop those families who may be at risk of engaging in anti-social behavior.

Vote for the project [/text_output][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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