SOME of Wrexham's finest heroes were recognised at the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Awards Ceremony.

The event took place on Thursday, June 16, and highlighted the work of those who make a difference in supporting police and their fellow residents across our local communities.

The evening marked a welcome return for the awards following a two-year break due to the pandemic.

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The event took place at the Quay Hotel and Spa in Deganwy and saw over one-hundred guests come together.

From Wrexham, the winners were the We Are Plas Madoc (Building Communities Trust) team who won in the Partnership Award category.

The residents of Plas Madoc housing estate joined forces to make the most of a lottery funding grant for the good of all in the community.

The area has experienced challenges over the years including dealing with the effects of crime and antisocial behaviour.

A number of groups and community activities have been established which promote a strong sense of community and to help to resolve any issues at an early stage or prevents them altogether.

We Are Plas Madoc hold monthly meetings of local partners including AVOW, the police and local council, along with residents of the estate, to discuss any issues or things residents would like to see being implemented on the estate.

Their effective work in partnership has led to an improved and safer local community.

The team said following the award that: “It means a lot to us as a group, and as a community. This award is for our residents, who have a great community spirit.”