Local News & Archive — June 28, 2017 at 4:04 pm — Updated: June 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

The West Rhyl Marshals scheme returns to the streets of Rhyl

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The long standing West Rhyl Marshals scheme, organised by PC Steve Edwards, is back engaging with local children in Rhyl for the 10th year running. The group was set up during the summer holidays back in 2008 with learning new skills and giving back to the community at the heart of the scheme. Funding has been provided by the High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Grant.
Over the years, The Marshals have been recognised by Keep Wales Tidy and The High Sheriff of Clwyd, promoting the achievements of the group. The group continues to thrive with many of the original members still attending.
Throughout the summer a number of activities are being held for local kids through until September. The group will also be completing a number of environmental activities to support the Keep Wales Tidy ‘Clean Coasts Week’.
PC Steve Edwards said, “The aim of the project is to break down barriers, build community spirit, a sense of wellbeing and provide a range of activities that would not normally be open to children and young people in the Rhyl area. The young people really enjoy getting stuck in with various environmental projects.”
The summer activities include hill walking and map reading, sports skills and also community work such as gardening, painting and litter picking. This year Crimebeat has provided £600 to assist with the costs of the project.
Dave Evans from PACT says, “Crimebeat has been able to support PC Edwards’ West Rhyl Marshall scheme for a number of years. The High Sheriff is delighted that the scheme continues to go from strength to strength and has a positive impact on so many young people each year.”
West Rhyl Marshals promote working as a team as the young people are given the opportunity to develop their communication and social skills, build confidence and self-esteem which also promotes their awareness of others within their community, helping to break down barriers between children and adults.
To keep up to date with the work happening in Rhyl and the surrounding area, follow the team on Facebook.
More information about Crimebeat can be found on their website.

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