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Carl Sargeant AM impressed by Flintshire Community Safety Partnership project

WALES’ Social Justice Minister, Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant, visited a crime-busting project in Mold to congratulate staff and volunteers.

The project in Flintshire is one of 12 pilot schemes funded under the previous UK Government’s Safe and Confident Neighbourhood Strategy.

The scheme looks at how neighbourhood policing reduces crime and anti-social behaviour.

Mr Sargeant met with Flintshire Community Safety Partnership, which runs the project, to discuss the importance of working together to beat crime.

He said: “I firmly believe working together is the only way to tackle causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.

“Flintshire Community Safety Partnership is a great example of different agencies working together to combat crime at the source.

“Staff and volunteers work with the police, fire service, the council, Neighbourhood Watch and local residents to identify issues and look at ways to overcome them.”

He added: “The partnership is making great strides in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour to make our communities a safer place to live.

“Crime and anti-social behaviour in all its forms can blight our neighbourhoods and I’m sure staff and volunteers will continue their good work to make Flintshire a safer place to live.”