Chepstow Street Pastors awarded funding from Commissioner's fund
The Gwent Police Property Fund is raised from the sale of property and cash seized from criminals, as well as the disposal of unclaimed lost property. During February the Commissioner invited bids from groups and organisations from across Gwent, and a total of 67 bids were received.
Following a rigorous process of assessing each bid on its merits a total of 32 organisations or groups have been notified that their bid has been successful. Police and Crime Commissioner, Ian Johnston, said:
"I'm delighted that money from the Property Fund is being made available to worthwhile causes like this one which helps to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. "With Police, other agencies, voluntary groups and other individuals working together in the Community I am confident that we can help reduce crime and anti social behaviour as well as improving people's confidence in the Police" Verena Evans, Coordinator from Chepstow Street Pastors added:
"We are extremely grateful that our involvement in the night time economy of Chepstow has been recognised. We are only there to help, and our volunteers from all the church communities in Chepstow pray that we will be able to continue to provide this care for many years to come".