MORE than 20 initiatives are to benefit from an £85,000 grants donation by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn.
They include a Ceredigion project which receives £5,000 to host activities for hard-to-reach vulnerable young people and a Pembrokeshire scheme which will target difficulties such as rogue traders, phone scams and cyber fraud.
Others include a Carmarthenshire initiative helping men who have experienced domestic abuse and a Powys scheme which receives £5,000 to help those who are vulnerable or isolated.
The fourth round of assistance from the Commissioner’s Fund offered grants of up to £5,000 for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to develop ideas that have a positive impact on the area they serve.
Mr Llywelyn hopes the scheme will help improve the lives of the people across the region.
He said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer grants totalling £84,953. This will help improve the lives of the people in communities across the region.
“I congratulate those connected with the successful submissions. I thank all those who worked so hard on their submissions to the fourth round of Commissioner’s Fund grants.”
Mr Llywelyn believes that strong communities help residents feel safe and secure.
The Commissioner’s Fund is funded by the proceeds of crime awarded to the police and from the sale of unclaimed found property.
Community projects were not nominated by the public or organisations but by frontline police officers and Dyfed-Powys Police staff. They were approved by senior officers who assessed applications against criteria such as the need for the project and the numbers to benefit.
Young boy approached by man in Aberystwyth
DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a suspicious incident following a report that a man approached a young boy at the Glanceulan Estate, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwyth on Saturday (Jan 14).
The incident occurred between 3pm and 3:45pm.
The boy was not hurt in any way and did not engage in conversation with the man. Officers attended the area immediately but the man was not located.
The man is described as being dressed in dark/black trainers, trousers and jacket and carrying a mobile phone.
Enquiries are continuing and police are carrying out extra patrols in the area.
PC Sarah Edwards said: “We’re carrying out enquiries to try to identify this man. I must emphasise that no one was hurt and that officers are doing everything we can to identify the person and to make sure the area remains safe.”
“Anyone with information is urged to call 101.”
Time running out for Euromillions winner to claim £1,000,000
THERE are just days left for one lucky winner to claim a Euromillions prize of £1,000,000 and a ‘Luxury Trip to the Gold Coast’.
The winning ticket for the July 29 draw last year was bought in Carmarthenshire and the ticket had the winning UK Millionaire Maker code of BRR 888846.
If you have any old tickets lying around, check it as soon as possible – if it has that code on it, pick up the phone and claim your prize!
The deadline to claim the prize is next Wednesday, January 25.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the very last minute to claim the money.
“We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding.
“This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there.”
If the prize isn’t claimed the funds will go to Lottery funded organisations around the UK.
To claim the prize call 0844 338 7551 or email email@example.com
Low unemployment figures for 18 – 24 year olds in Ceredigion
NEWLY released figures show that the number of young people claiming benefits in Ceredigion is the second lowest in Wales.
The figures, which have been released by the Department for Work and Pensions, show that just 1.1% of persons aged 18 – 24 in Ceredigion are claiming job seekers’ allowance.
That figure translates to just 525 people, and is 1% below the whole of Wales.
Since 2010, this figure has seen a 42% reduction in Ceredigion and across Wales 39,000 more people are now in work.
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