Amlwch Pride Project

Some areas of Anglesey have had high levels of Anti-Social Behaviour [ASB] over recent months.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team [SNT] has taken some proactive measures to engage with local young people, in order to reduce these reports.

Working with #CaruAmlwch, Anglesey County Council [ACC], Keep Wales Tidy and the High Sheriff of Gwynedd, they created a Half-Term programme of activities for young people in the Amlwch area.  

It involved a litter pick in Craig-Y-Don Estate supported by Keep Wales Tidy’s Gareth Owen.

This will be one of Gareth’s last projects.

Community Support Officer Iona Beckmann said: “On behalf of the Anglesey Policing Teams, I want to extend my gratitude to Mr. Owen, who has been invaluable in helping us make the community safer.

“We all wish him a happy retirement; he will be missed by everyone.”

Following the litter pick, the SNT and Ceri Williams, ACC Road Safety Officer, held a road safety workshop.

Many of the parents and High Sheriff of Gwynedd, Professor Sian Hope OBE joined the workshop.

Professor Hope said: “I am delighted to see for myself how the project was benefitting from the funding received from the High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Youth Fund.”

At the end of the week, the youth group and West Volunteer Police Cadets were invited to visit Brwynog Residential Care Home.  

PCSO Beckmann said: “it was so amazing to see the young people engaging so well with the residents and to see the residents smiling and talking about their childhood and experiences.

“The visit was such a success that we will be returning throughout the summer.”

The visit has inspired many of the youths to become Community Dementia Friends.

To finish off, the SNT, Cadets and youths had a game of football on the Amlwch Town FC pitch, Lon Bach.

Community Sport Development Officer Barry Edwards with PCSOs John Peris Jones and Dan Dumbarton made arranged the match.

Anglesey Sergeant Tracey Llewellyn said: “The Community Pride Project has given everyone an opportunity come together and learn this holiday.

“We hope that this project will have an effect on ASB in the area, and help improve the reputation of youngsters on the island, which has been tarnished by the recent actions of select groups.

“Once again I would like to thank all those involved from the Council, Keep Wales Tidy, #CaruAmlwch and the parents who have supported the project and make future ones possible.”