Confiscated crime cash for cinema
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.
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.