BODEDERN youngsters bagged a fun time after taking part in a community litter pick on Anglesey.

Bodedern Youth Club members completed a high visibility litter picking session around their village, and also designed posters to warn against dog fouling. The best poster was later printed and distributed.

To thank the young people for all their efforts, they were later treated to a trip to Cartio Môn, an Anglesey go-karting track.

High Sheriff Crimebeat had been awarded to Holyhead Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) who worked in partnership with the youth club and organised a two day educational workshop.

PCSO Caitlin McGonigle, who ran the sessions, said: “These sessions have helped us to engage and form relationships with the young people of Bodedern. The time having fun in a safe environment will promote good habits and foster social inclusion. Furthermore, the older generation will feel confident that the youths want to build a stronger community and give a positive impression.”

At the end of the second day, the young people hosted an afternoon tea for the elderly members of the community.

They chatted to the elderly residents about their project, telling them about the types of activities they had been doing to improve the village.

Dave Evans of Crimebeat said: “Together with former High Sheriff, Dr. Peter Harlech Jones, I had the pleasure of meeting the young people and joining them on their litter pick. It was fantastic to see the work they were doing to support their community and, on behalf of Crimebeat, I would like to thank them for all their hard work.”

Crimebeat supports young people who want to make a difference in their communities to develop projects that aim to reduce 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.

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