Wrexham and Flintshire Community Safety Offices

An introduction from the Community Safety Manager, Jami Jennings
 
We are bordered by Denbighshire, Powys, Shropshire and Cheshire to the east.
The main roads are the A55, the route to Eire, and the A483, the route to South Wales.

Wrexham and Flintshire are home to the largest town in North Wales as well as the largest concentration of industry, probably the best known firms being Airbus and JCB. This region is the economic powerhouse of North Wales.

The large population resides in over 100,000 domestic properties and is serviced by numerous schools, colleges and hospitals.

Within the area we have some of the most attractive countryside in North Wales providing habitat for various protected species eg Black grouse. Heritage buildings and features such as Chirk castle, the world heritage site at Pontcysyllte aqueduct and the Milwr tunnel are representative of the rich history of the area and the long history of the protection and exploitation of its resources.

Our aim is to prevent, protect and respond to all types of situations varying from dealing with road traffic collisions, fighting fires, educating the local communities regarding fire safety in the home and enforcing fire safety legislation.

Resources

Within the area we have a wholetime stations in Deeside and Wrexham which are crewed 24 hours a day. Wrexham Fire Station has a technical rescue unit an aerial ladder platform, used for carrying out rescues from heights and an environmental protection unit, as well as 3 firefighting appliances. Deeside Fire Station has a water rescue unit and 2 firefighting appliances.

We have 6 retained stations where the crews respond to alerters whenever they are needed in an emergency, these are based at Chirk , Johnstown, Mold, Flint, Holywell and Buckley.

Community Fire Safety

We strongly encourage all residents to ensure they have a smoke detector; these are easily obtainable from many sources.

Like all counties we work closely with the Central Community Safety Department and are working hard to reduce the numbers of deaths and injuries caused by fire, particularly accidental fires in the home. We in particular target the more vulnerable members of the community through various partnerships. However, anyone is welcome to seek our advice and assistance regarding home fire safety. As well as our community safety practitioners all the wholetime watches are trained to carry out home fire safety visits. We also utilise our retained stations.

Partners
- North Wales Police
- Neighbourhood Watch
- Wrexham and Flintshire County Borough Council (various departments)
- Betsi Cadwallader University Health Board
- Age Concern
- Pensions Service
- RNIB / Action on Hearing Loss
- Environment Agency
- Care & Repair
- CAIS

Child Poverty

The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 provides the statutory framework for tackling child poverty in Wales. Section 5 of the Measure states that if the organisation has entered into an arrangement under section 25 of the Children Act 204 with each local authority area it covers, then the duty to publish its own strategy is discharged. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is an active member of the Children and Young People's Partnership (CYPP) in all six unitary authorities.

Click here to view Wrexham's CYPP strategy

Click here to view Flintshire's CYPP strategy

Local Service Board Consultation Launch

Residents in Wrexham are invited to take part in a major consultation that has been launched by the Local Service Board.  It is called "Our Plan - Improving Quality of Life for the People of Wrexham" and it could make a difference to everyone living in Wrexham between now and 2024.

The Local Service Board (LSB) is a partnership that brings together organisations that provide services in Wrexham.  Its membership includes Wrexham Council, North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Association of Voluntary Organisations, Glyndwr University, Yale College, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Public Health Wales and the Probation Service.

To have your say on this important consultation please visit the LSB website  where you can see the draft plan and have your say.

Safe and well checks

For a safe and well check call freephone 0800 169 1234 or phone the Community Safety Office on 01978 367 870.

 

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