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PREVENTING BANK and CREDIT CARD FRAUD: ‘Electronic Pickpocketing’ Print
Thursday, 21 January 2016 14:44

Community Messaging are pleased to announce their latest new low cost product designed at preventing  ‘Credit Card Fraud’ through contactless bank cards.

Developed in conjunction with the Police, the ‘Card Minder’ is available from us at an amazing price of £1.00 each (for bulk purchases for members of watch schemes please contact us for our discount price for 10 or more quoting ‘CM/OWL-16’)

The ‘Card Minder’ is an aluminium pouch which can hold credit and bank cards.

Big Lottery making big difference in Wrexham Print
Thursday, 21 January 2016 11:10

Groups and organisations in Wrexham in search of funding for community projects can apply for grants from the Big Lottery.

The latest round of beneficiaries were announced this week and three Wrexham causes are set to share £15,000.

In Gresford, All Saints Primary School received £5,000 to help construct a sensory garden and Gresford AFC received the same amount to fund fitness classes and equipment.

The Wrexham Warehouse Project, based on the Industrial Estate, also received £5,000 for training and equipment purposes.

Advice on Cybercrime - Useful Links and Protect Your PIN Print
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:29

For more information, advice and support regarding all things Cyber Crime related, please visit the following websites;


Welsh streets ahead on recycling rates Print
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 14:58

Wales remains streets ahead of the other UK nations in the amount of waste households sent to be recycled. UK Statistics on Waste, published by Defra, show that Welsh homes recycled 54.8% of their waste in 2014. This compares to 44.8% in England, 43.6% in Northern Ireland and 41% in Scotland.

In the four years since this data has been collected by Defra, Welsh homes have improved our household recycling rate from 44 per cent (2010) to nearly 55 per cent (2014), which is nearly ten percentage points higher than the UK average (44.9).

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant said,
“Wales is the only UK nation to set statutory recycling targets and our approach is clearly paying dividends as we lead the way in the UK.  Welsh local authorities are already meeting the European target of recycling a minimum of 50 per cent by 2020. 
“It is important that we continue to recycle in the right way to get the economic and environmental benefits that we want to achieve for Wales.”

Friends of Holt School Print
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 09:27

A big, big, thank you to the Friends of Holt School who have kindly agreed to fund the following items for the school:

  • Four climbing wall panels (£50 per panel)
  • Treasure Island theatre production for Foundation Phase pupils (£420)
  • ‘Imagination Gaming’ – a whole day session for games based on cross curricular themes for Key Stage 2 pupils (£400)
  • Three microphones and stands for the hall (£20 per stand/£10 per microphone)
  • At a total of £1110 this is four out of five items on the Head teacher's "wish list".

Thank you FoHS and everyone who supports them. Your contributions make such a difference, and I am sure that you are pleased to see how the money is spent.

And if you have not yet supported them, but now see what they can do perhaps you can lend your support in the future...

Source: John Roberts (Chair of Governors)

Volunteers needed for Community Speed Watch Print
Thursday, 14 January 2016 09:13

North Wales Police are looking for local volunteers to help deter speeding motorists across the region.

Launched ahead of National Road Safety Week, Community Speed Watch aims to educate drivers about the dangers of speeding, whilst addressing concerns of local residents about cars speeding through their neighbourhoods.

The initiative is a partnership approach between the community, the police and the local authorities which is already running successfully in other police force areas.

“Community Speed Watch gives local people the ability to actively get involved in road safety. It can be set up in any village, small town, or urban area, governed by either a 20, 30 or 40 miles per hour speed limit,” said Sergeant John Roberts from GoSafe, the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership.

The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacons Print
Saturday, 09 January 2016 16:08

Celebrations for The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacons event on the 21st April, 2016 are being planned and a Guide To Taking Part has been published.

To date, over 255 Beacons have already been confirmed, along with the involvement of several other organisations, even before the production and distribution of this publication.

For the first time in history, members of the Army Cadet Force are taking gas fuelled Beacons to the top of the four highest Peaks/Mountains in the United Kingdom, lighting them as part of this event, representing the Youth of the United Kingdom, an 'amazing feat' to say the least. However, It is important that I point out that your event can be as large or as small as you wish. 'It is the taking part' that is important'.

Prison Officers-- new North Wales Prison Print
Thursday, 03 December 2015 14:37

Applications are now open for Prison Officers at the new North Wales Prison in Wrexham.  

If you think you or someone you know has the right mix of communication skills, understanding, assertiveness and integrity, please visit the website below to find out more.  

To make an application, set the Business Area to ‘North Wales Prison’ when searching for vacancies.

Information provided by Cllr. Michael Morris

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