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A local community group in Wrexham welcomed High Sheriff of Clwyd Kate Hill-Trevor and North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin for a visit on 16 March. Erddig Nordic Walkers (ENW) promotes fitness and well-being through accessible exercise to suit all age groups and abilities. Run by dedicated volunteers, the group has gone from strength to strength, with over 180 members now registered.

A local community group is using funding seized from criminals to create a wonderful and welcoming entrance to North-East Wales’ largest hospital. Wrexham Community Gardeners, which started in September 2023 and brings together over 25 volunteers aged from 10 to 70, was one of the recent winners of Your Community, Your Choice funding for their ‘First Impressions’ project at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

A North Wales initiative that helps support local young people is celebrating after receiving funding to set up a new base using money taken from the proceeds of crime. 

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin visited the Porthi Dre youth club in Caernarfon to meet staff and members and to learn more about the organisation’s valuable work in the community and how money seized from criminals is being used for the good of the young people in the Caernarfon area.

This March, North Wales Police’s Cyber Crime Team and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are joining with online safety experts, Get Safe Online to highlight some of the threats of online gaming.

St David’s Day holds significance throughout Wales. It is a day to celebrate Welsh identity, culture, heritage and traditions. St David’s Day also serves as a reminder of Wales distinct cultural identity and strengthens the sense of pride and unity among its people, both in North Wales and across the country.

The winners of a special £50,000 fund to help communities across North Wales were announced at an event in Colwyn Bay on 23 February. The initiative, called Your Community, Your Choice, helps support grass-roots projects in the region and is supported by the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT), the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, and North Wales Police.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) North Wales is looking for members of the public from across the region to join as volunteer Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs), who visit detainees in police custody after their arrest.

A new meeting point for the local community was officially opened in Glyn Ceiriog on Sunday, 18 February in a demonstration of how money taken from criminals is being used to develop and strengthen neighbourhood facilities across North Wales.

Online dating is by far the most popular way to meet someone and the lead up to Valentine’s Day is a busy time of year and this means that it’s also a very busy time for cybercriminals, posing as suitors to steal people’s money or identity, or both.