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Smashing start to charity’s crime project

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comissA NEW PROJECT aimed at reducing youth offending across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys, has been launched by Hafan Cymru.

The event began with a snapshot of what would be featured in the new project – Prevent – for those aged 10-18.

Young people were then encouraged to write their dislikes on plates – and their life’s goals on footballs. These balls were then kicked at the crockery to represent a new start for the region’s young people.

They also had the opportunity to have a kick about and to play netball with Christopher Salmon, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys.

The event was attended by young people from the Carmarthen area along with representatives of organisations such as the Dr Mz youth project, Safer Pembrokeshire, Dyfed-Powys Police and the Carmarthenshire County Council youth service.

Their goals included: To have a happy life; to be happy; To make friends; to make happy memories; To realise that I’m important; To encourage respect for young people; For everyone to be treated as equals; To see everybody treated the same; To feel there are things I can achieve.

The work of Prevent, which has a close focus on substance misuse and domestic abuse, is being funded by Mr Salmon.

Hafan Cymru acting Chief Executive Nikki Warrington said: “Our Prevent project will have a focused approach. Through a series of interactive and themed workshops for young people, we aim to raise awareness, prevent and ultimately to cease offending behaviour amongst young people.”

Mr Salmon added: “Prevent is an innovative idea that will improve behaviour and keep communities safe.

“I’m focused on improving behaviour and tackling causes of antisocial behaviour. I want to see work with families to give young people responsibility and respect.”

Prevent, run by Carmarthen-based Hafan Cymru, has funding until March 2016. Further funding may follow.

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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