Wrexham heroes celebrated at special Community Awards Ceremony
Wrexham heroes have been recognised by the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner in a special Community Awards Ceremony.
The event, held on Thursday 16 June, was held to celebrate the people in our communities across the region who make a difference in supporting the police and their fellow citizens.
It marked a welcome return for the awards following a two-year break due to the pandemic.
Taking place at the Quay Hotel and Spa in Deganwy and saw over 100 guests come together from across the general public, police, emergency services, local and national politics, charities, and the wider third sector in North Wales.
The awards recognise the often-unsung local heroes who work in the background to support victims, support rehabilitation and reduce the likelihood and impact of crime across the region. The nomination process saw police officers, staff, and volunteers from North Wales Police put forward suggestions of people they have worked with in the community as winners.
From Wrexham, the winners were: We Are Plas Madoc (Building Communities Trust), who won in the Partnership Award category, kindly sponsored by Knightly’s.
A new aspect of the awards this year was sponsorship of the different categories by local businesses. Each company donated £300 to be given to a good cause specifically to further build on their hard work in the community.
Each winner’s name was engraved, along with the sponsor’s, on the special glass trophy presented for each award category by the Commissioner.
The residents of Plas Madoc housing estate in Wrexham have come together to run the We Are Plas Madoc (Building Communities Trust).
This initiative was established to bring the communities and residents of Plas Madoc together to make the most of a lottery funding grant for the good of all in the community.
The area has experienced challenges over the years including dealing with the effects of crime and antisocial behaviour.
A number of groups and community activities have been established which promote a strong sense of community and to help to resolve any issues at an early stage or prevents them altogether.
We Are Plas Madoc hold monthly meetings of local partners including AVOW, the police and local council, along with residents of the estate, to discuss any issues or things residents would like to see being implemented on the estate.
Their effective work in partnership has led to an improved and safer local community.
Following the award, the team said: “It means a lot to us as a group, and as a community. This award is for our residents, who have a great community spirit.”
North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, commented: “I am delighted to recognise the contribution of so many people across North Wales to their communities and their hard work in supporting the work of the police and emergency services.
“A special feature of these awards is that they shine a light on people in our society who work tirelessly – often behind the scenes – to make a difference.
“My Community Awards are all about bringing that contribution centre stage and thanking the winners on behalf of the people of North Wales for all that they do.”
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