Delyn MP David Hanson has spoken at the launch of the Pathfinders initiative
Last year in his role as Police Minister David Hanson met with members of the Flintshire Community Safety Partnership to mark the news that Flintshire has been accepted as one of 12 pathfinder areas for the new neighbourhood agreements.
As part of the previous Government’s “Safe and Confident Neighbourhoods” Strategy, support is being given to enable communities to negotiate and sign neighbourhood agreements on how their local services, including the police, will keep their neighbourhood safe in 12 pathfinder areas across the country – and supporting more than 100 interested areas.
In its pathfinder status, Flintshire has been allocated funds to support publicity and promote community engagement in key areas (the Flint Cornist part of Coleshill Ward, Saltney and Sealand Manor).
David Hanson said:
“I am delighted that Flintshire was awarded pathfinder status and this launch is a culmination of all the hard work put in by the Flintshire Community Safety Partnership.
“There was a great deal of interest in the programme, with over one hundred applications. It is a credit to the Flintshire Community Safety Partnership that its application was strong enough to be selected.
“I know how hard the Flintshire Community Safety Partnership works to tackle crime and engage people at a locally. As a pathfinder, it will now be able to give even more effect to its innovative work and become a national leader in developing neighbourhood agreements.”