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Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the latest police recorded crime statistics which shows that crime has fallen by nine per cent. The British Crime Survey (BCS) also shows that crime in England and Wales has remained stable.


The recorded crime quarterly update to September 2007 shows:


* Total recorded crime down 9 per cent
* Domestic burglary down 8 per cent
* Offences against vehicles down 12 per cent
* Violence against the person down 8 per cent
* Robbery down 17 per cent
* Drug offences up 21 per cent – the rise in this and previous quarters coincided with increases in the police use of powers to issue cannabis warnings


The BCS in the year to September 2007 showed no change in the overall levels of perceived anti-social behaviour. Public confidence in the Criminal Justice System decreased in two of the seven different aspects of the CJS asked about: being effective at reducing crime and in dealing with young people accused of crime. Confidence in the local police increased in the year to September 2007 (up from 51% to 52 per cent compared with the previous year).


David Hanson said:


“These latest figures are encouraging and show that whilst the British Crime Survey suggests that levels of crime are stable, the number of recorded crimes are down by nine per cent.


“Here in North Wales the police do an outstanding job and I will continue to work closely alongside them to drive crime down further across Flintshire.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has heralded the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 as a unique opportunity for business investment in North Wales.


Over the next five years there will be tens of thousands of contracts worth over £6bn available to companies, small and large, throughout the UK. So far over 500 contracts have been awarded with 98% going to UK based companies and 50% to companies outside London.


David Hanson said:


“There is overwhelming support for the London 2012 Olympics in Wales with around three quarters of people pleased that the event is taking place in the UK.


“The associated tourism benefits of the games are estimated to be worth up to £2.1bn in the next ten years.


“And Wales will play its part, this are an estimated 75,000 further business opportunities that will become available before 2012 and I want make sure that businesses here in North Wales have all the information they need to compete.


“Interested businesses should log onto to register their details.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has officially opened Café Florence following a comprehensive refurbishment of the site. The local MP met up with members of the Denbighshire Countryside Service and café staff before cutting the ribbon.

The café is owned by Denbighshire County Council and managed through a successful partnership by local resident Jane Clough.  The building has undergone a transformation and food at the café involves using the best possible seasonal ingredients, produced as locally as possible and freshly prepared.

Denbighshire Country Council have spent around £50,000 on the building, £15,000 of it being European funding through the Denbighshire County Council Financial  Support Programme for businesses. The floor was funded by a project managed by the European funded Cadwyn Clwyd company and is part of their Coetir Clwyd project to promote the use of local timber and local craftspeople.

David Hanson said:

“I am very much enjoyed opening the new café which is set in one of North Wales’s areas of outstanding natural beauty.

“The hard work and investment in the café’s facilities will provide further incentive for people from miles around to visit one of the areas premier natural attractions.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson is urging people in Flintshire to maintain their fire alarms. A new survey shows that although around 80 per cent of people have smoke alarms, four in five of those asked do not follow advice and test their alarm every week.

Fit a smoke alarm on each level of the property. When a fire starts, you only have a few minutes to escape so an early warning is vital. Make sure you replace battery operated smoke alarm units after 10 years. Alternatively consider installing a 10-year battery smoke alarm or mains powered alarm.

A smoke alarm must be tested it weekly as a working smoke alarm can buy you valuable time to get out, stay out and dial 999. It is recommended that you plan an escape route. Make sure you and your family know the quickest way out in the event of fire. Consider an alternative route in case your usual one is blocked.

The area where most house fires start is in the kitchen. It only takes a minute to check electrical appliances are switched off. You should never leave cooking unattended.

David Hanson said:

“Checking a smoke alarm only takes minutes but the reasons given for failing to take this simple precaution are disturbing, with general apathy stopping many people from being fire safe.

“I want to urge unless a smoke alarm is regularly maintained it could be rendered useless in the event of a fire.

“The impact of fire can be devastating and potentially fatal, so I would urge people to take immediate action by not only obtaining a smoke alarm but by checking it weekly.”