As the summer break approached, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Andy Dunbobbin kicked off a special Summer Soccer Fund in partnership with the Football Association of Wales (FAW). Clubs and youth organisations from across the region are being encouraged to apply for funding to run activities with the aim that the funding will go towards football and sporting activities to keep children and young people occupied in a positive way, while also promoting teamwork, exercise, and a fun and inclusive atmosphere for everyone.
The Summer Soccer Fund has been created as a way to combat issues such as anti-social behaviour, which can often see a spike over the summer months. The goal is that the funding will go towards football and sporting activities to keep children and young people occupied in a positive way, while also promoting teamwork, exercise, and a fun and inclusive atmosphere for everyone. Applications are now open and clubs and community organisations interested in the Summer Soccer Fund can find out how to apply on the Innovate to Grow section of the OPCC website here: www.northwales-pcc.gov.uk/innovate-grow
The summer also sees a range of local and national events that showcase the best of our rural communities, starting with this week’s Royal Welsh Agricultural Show (RWAS) in Builth Wells. The RWAS is a real staple in the Welsh cultural calendar, attracting individuals and organisations from across Wales and much further afield. I was pleased to once again attend in my role as a member of the Welsh Government, having the opportunity to meet with a number of organisations who are really blazing the trail when it comes to community food initiatives and sustainability as well as supporting the launch of a new multi-agency Wales Wildfire Charter, which recognises the collective commitment to finding innovative solutions to preventing wildfires. Whilst there, it was wonderful to bump into Clive Swan from the fabulous Swan’s Farm Shop in Flintshire!
Ahead of travelling to the show, it was a pleasure to attend the Civic Service of this year’s Chair of Flintshire County Council, Cllr. Gladys Healey at St Cynfarch’s church in Hope. Attended by many, it was a lovely service and contribution that very much reflected on the importance of working together to support and serve our communities. I know that Cllr Gladys Healey is very much dedicated to her community and our county and I look forward to further opportunities to work together.
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