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Festive fun at launch of Flint Pathfinder agreement

RESIDENTS in the Cornist area of Flint enjoyed a Christmas party to launch a new neighbourhood project.

The event was held at Cornist Park Primary School as part of the Pathfinder scheme, a pilot Home Office initiative set up to develop neighbourhood relations involving the police, council services and other agencies.

PC Elaine Roberts, community beat manager, said: “The initiative is all about giving the community a voice and making sure they know who the partner agencies are and how they work for them.

“After consultation with residents the neighbourhood agreement was drawn up, which sets out the priorities for the area.”

The launch event included a children’s party and a visit from Father Christmas.

PC Roberts added: “We have already signed up community champions, who act as links between residents and agencies, and have had successful events including litter picks.

“Now people are signing up to the agreement we hope we can do even more.”

Saltney, Sealand and Cornist are three of just a handful of areas nationwide to launch pilot Neighbourhood Pathfinder Agreements.