FUNDING of £30,000 has been secured in a bid to make the streets of Wrexham safer this summer. 

Residents in Wrexham are set to benefit from various community activities and events thanks to funding from Safer Streets.

The £75 million Home Office programme encourages Police and Crime Commissioners and local authorities to bid for investment for initiatives to prevent neighbourhood crime.

The aim of the project is to support areas experiencing crime across England and Wales, such as domestic burglary, robbery, theft, vehicle crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB), and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in public spaces, including in the night-time economy.

As part of Wrexham’s successful bid, £30,000 has been awarded through the Safer Streets for funding to support community projects over the summer holiday in Wrexham.

The aim is to create a range of meaningful activities for young people to actively take part in that will support wider partnership working and improved community relations across the city.

The Police and Crime Commissioner of North Wales, Andy Dunbobbin’s team worked closely with North Wales Police, Wrexham County Borough Council, Stepping Stones, North Wales Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, schools, justice services and third sector partners to ensure the Safer Streets bid had as much support as possible across the city.

As part of the programme:

  •  £10,000 has been awarded to Wrexham AFC to deliver pop-up community football sessions across Wrexham City Centre and neighbouring wards.
  •  £10,000 is going to The Venture to deliver a range of Youth Adventure and Play Sessions.
  •  £5,000 has been awarded to Wrexham County Borough Council Active Young People’s Programme to deliver community Boxing sessions in Queensway Sports Centre.
  •  £5,000 has been presented to Wrexham Islamic Cultural Centre and EYST to create a range of summer social activities.

Mr Dunbobbin said: “It is great to see funding from Safer Streets being put towards so many fun and much-needed activities for the community in Wrexham over the summer.


"Activities like these are an excellent way of creating positive diversionary activities for our children, allowing them to express themselves in a fun and positive way, while spending time with their friends. This means that they are less likely to get involved in other, less positive, activity such as anti-social behaviour."

Cllr Paul Roberts, lead member for partnerships and community safety, said: “It’s important that young people have activities that encourage them to be active members of their community, take part in positive social activities and learn new skills.

"We are grateful for this funding, which will provide community activities for many this summer and are looking forward to working alongside the four organisations who have been awarded the funding to deliver this range of events.”