Have your say on how money seized from criminals in north Wales is spent

Published date: 20 December 2013 |
Published by: Geraint Jones 
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ANGLESEY and Gwynedd residents can have their say, for the first time ever, on how money seized from criminals is spent.

The Participatory Budgeting Scheme, established by Police and Crime Commissioner WInston Roddick, is partly funded by money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Mr Roddick said urged residents to vote for one of projects on a shortlist of candidates across the six north Wales counties.

He said: “It is only right that money recovered from those who commit crimes against people in north Wales should go back to benefit local communities.

“This initiative goes a step further by allowing the public to decide on where and how it should be spent.

£42,000 has been made available for projects which help to cut crime and anti-social behaviour.

Each local authority area has been allocated £7,000 and each winning project will receive a maximum of £3,500.

Superintendent Nigel Harrison said North Wales Police was pleased support the “North Wales Police are pleased to support this Participatory Budgeting Scheme pilot.

He added: “Feedback from our communities, partners and staff show that the reduction of crime and anti-social behavior is a key priority.

“This pilot fund aims to give local communities and organisations the opportunity to develop innovative projects that will help address these issues and we would like to wish the shortlisted applicants the best of luck.”

To vote, visit or email
The deadline for votes is Friday, January 31.


The shortlisted projects are:

- Holyhead Leisure Centre, for its children’s play scheme.
- Valley Community Group, for its nter-generational activities and workshops.
- Plas Road Allotment Project, Holyhead.
- Ynys Môn Consumer Support Network, for tackling cold calling
- Secondary school initiative Dangerpoint – The Point Programme.

- Gwarchod Bermo Watch’s CCTV system in Barmouth.
- Noddfa Community Church in Caernarfon for its play scheme project.
- Bangor Street Pastors.
- Secondary school initiative Dangerpoint – The Point Programme.
- Bangor City Community Sports’ Twilight Football project.

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