Thursday 09 Aug 2018
Working in partnership with Aura Leisure, PCSO Stephanie Jones has arranged for two free sports events to be held at Gladstone Playing Fields in Hawarden on the 16th and 23rd of August between 3pm-5pm. The High Sheriff’s Crimebeat fund and local businesses have provided funding for a variety of activities to take place on the fields.
The events will take place on the 16th and 23rd of August between 3pm-5pm. Any children between the ages of 8-16 are welcome to join in with the sporting activities happening on the day. There will be a variety of free activities such as zorb football, dodgeball and rugby with the assistance of qualified coaches from Aura leisure who will run the sessions. There will also be free ice cream for all young people who attend as well as music provided by a DJ for all to enjoy on the field.
The project will engage with young people in the area through sporting activities on two separate event days. PCSO Jones wanted to organise this youth project in the Hawarden and Ewloe areas over the summer to address the issue of anti-social behaviour. It is hoped that by participating in the events it will provide young people with the opportunity to utilise their time more productively during the summer holidays rather than loitering on the streets.
PCSO Jones said: “I feel it is important to build relationships between local young people and the local businesses located at St David’s Park, as this is regularly a location where young people engage in anti-social behaviour and in some cases criminal damage.
“I hope that these events will help to remove barriers between the local community and the police, as well as between the local community and the young people who live in Hawarden. Ultimately, it is the hope of local businesses and I that the events help to reduce anti-social behaviour in the area during the summer period through the medium of community engagement through sport.”
Crimebeat is the official charity of the High Sheriffs of Clwyd and Gwynedd and supports young people to develop projects that aim to reduce local crime and anti-social behaviour, provide support to victims of crime, stimulate an interest in voluntary work, improve school attendance and behaviour and improve the quality of life in the community.