Con­fis­cated crime cash for cinema

Bangor Mail - - YOUR COMMUNITY -

A cinema which is back in an An­gle­sey town af­ter over 40 years to help keep lo­cal young­sters out trou­ble has re­ceived a boost - thanks to cash con­fis­cated from crooks.

Since it was set up last au­tumn Grwp Cy­munedol #caru­aml­wch has at­tracted over 1,000 film fans to its reg­u­lar screen­ings at the Me­mo­rial Hall in Aml­wch.

This in­cludes many young peo­ple for whom the pop-up movie ses­sions have proved a big bore­dom buster and as a re­sult there’s been a de­cline in youth-re­lated anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

Now the pop­u­lar fam­ily film shows are aim­ing for even big­ger au­di­ences with the help of a £2,500 grant from a spe­cial fund dis­trib­uted by North Wales Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Ar­fon Jones.

The Your Com­mu­nity, Your Choice ini­tia­tive is also sup­ported by the North Wales Po­lice and Com­mu­nity Trust (PACT) which is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary in 2018.

It is the fifth year of the awards scheme and much of over £160,000 handed out to de­serv­ing causes in that time has been re­cov­ered through the Pro­ceeds of Crime Act, us­ing cash seized from of­fend­ers with the rest com­ing from the Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner.

The scheme is aimed at or­gan­i­sa­tions who pledge to run projects to tackle anti-so­cial be­hav­iour and com­bat crime and dis­or­der in line with the pri­or­i­ties in Com­mis­sioner’s Po­lice and Crime Plan.

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As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble Richard De­bicki, Caru Aml­wch’s Richard Grif­fiths and Lli­nos Wyn Wil­liams, Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Ar­fon Jones and PACT Chair­man David Wil­liams.

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