Wales & West Housing gifts cash to North Wales Police to fund summer sports event
Wales & West Housing has gifted almost £600 of cash paid back by vandals who damaged a car park barrier to fund a summer sports event for young people.
Four youths were successfully traced by North Wales Police after the incident in December 2017 was caught on CCTV at our office on St David’s Park, Ewloe, in North Wales.
The offenders were dealt with via a Community Resolution Order, paying the housing association £571.99 directly for the damage caused and avoiding a formal conviction or criminal record.
Now, the money is being used to cover the cost of an annual summer sport event set up three years ago to tackle anti-social behaviour in Ewloe and Hawarden.
“North Wales Police are extremely grateful for the donation that WWH has provided, allowing the Hawarden Summer Youth event to take place for the third year.”
PCSO Stephanie Jones, North Wales Police
The event will take place this year on Thursday 22 August from 3pm-5pm at Gladstone Playing Fields, Hawarden.
Run by qualified sport coaches, it will feature inflatable zorbs and an inflatable football pitch.
Geraint Parry, from the Wales & West Housing Group, said: “The best way we could spend the money which was given to us was to support the summer sports event for another year. By working in partnership with North Wales Police and backing initiatives such as this we can help make a difference within the community.”
PCSO Stephanie Jones said: “North Wales Police are extremely grateful for the donation that WWH has provided, allowing the Hawarden Summer Youth event to take place for the third year.
“The summer sports events are a great opportunity to reduce barriers between young persons and the Police, providing an opportunity to educate young persons about the detrimental effects Anti-Social Behaviour can have on a community.”
Last year WWH also funded a weekly football session devised by North Wales Police and Flintshire Council to tackle anti-social behaviour in Ewloe and Hawarden.
More than 20 youngsters aged 12-17 now attend the weekly sessions at Hawarden High School.