Visit us at the National Eisteddfod!
Tuesday 01 Aug 2017
Plans are well underway for a range of activities on the North Wales Police stand at the National Eisteddfod on Anglesey next week (August 4th – 12th).
All those who are attending this year’s event are being invited to visit the Force engagement stand on the Maes and speak to representatives about the issues which matter to them.
Throughout the week Police Officers, staff and volunteers will be available to discuss matters ranging from keeping your home secure, staying safe and protecting youngsters online as well as any recruitment opportunities.
Visitors will also hear about current initiatives and campaigns – including the launch of the ‘Keep Safe Cymru’ card – an initiative aimed at assisting officers and staff in dealing with anyone with a learning disability, mental health or dementia and communication need. The scheme is designed to make people more aware of their personal safety, to encourage the reporting of crime, especially hate crime – and to seek help if they need it. The card will help Police understand how to make the person feel safer, and will detail how officers can access support for them if required.
Amongst the activities which will be held over the week will be an opportunity to meet some of the Chief Officer Team, the Force’ Crime Scene Investigation Team, Roads Policing Unit, School Community Police Officers and young Cadets.
2017 marks 160 years since the formation of the Anglesey Constabulary (1857 – 1950) and there will be a small display showing the history of the Force. Learn about one of the first Constables appointed, David Jones from Llanfechell who was amongst one of the officers who was called to assist following the Royal Charter disaster in October 1859, as well as the Anglesey Constabulary Roll of Honour.
During the week members of the Cyber Crime Team will be available to speak to members of the public about the importance of internet safety and the SchoolBeat Team will be launching their new ‘Sinister Substances’ lesson which will be delivered to school pupils across Wales from September onwards.
Members of the Chief Officer Team including the Chief Constable will also be visiting the Maes during the week.
“The National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest and oldest cultural festivals where it attracts thousands of competitors and visitors every year, so it’s a fantastic platform for us to engage with visitors,” said Chief Constable Mark Polin.
“We see close engagement with our communities as key to making people feel reassured and that we are listening to their needs and we very much look forward to the event.
“There will be lots of exciting and fun things to do on the stand so if you are planning on visiting the Maes this year, why not pop in for a chat.”
To ensure children don’t get lost, free wristbands for parents to write their telephone numbers will also be distributed during the week and these will be available from the stand, which will be situated next door to the Welsh Ambulance Service and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
The stand will be open from 9am until 4:30pm each day. Officers, PCSO’s, Special Constables and Police Cadets will be on patrol on the Maes all day and in the evenings and you will also be able to speak to them at the Police Caravan situated behind the Pavilion.
Further information regarding the National Eisteddfod is available via their website