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Working with the community in Rhosddu

Working with the community in Rhosddu

People with experience of drug and alcohol problems have again joined members of the community to help clear up the Rhosddu area of Wrexham.

Volunteers from the Champions' House recovery hub worked alongside participants from the Cyfle Cymru peer mentoring and Affinity drug intervention projects, staff from SPAR, police, residents and others at the latest of their monthly Recovery in Action events.

The day was organised alongside Rhosddu councillor Marc Jones — with workers from Wrexham's County Borough Council's Streetscene team later collecting dozens of bags of litter, weeds and waste.

The team tackled Rhosddu Park and Cemetery, Rhosddu Road, Vernon Street, Garden Road and surrounding areas, collecting rubbish and pulling weeds from the pavements.


Spruce up

It marks the sixth time volunteers from Champions House have taken to the streets to spruce up the area, build their confidence and skills, and help boost civic pride.   

"Our team was delighted to work alongside so many others from the local community, and to once again help make Rhosddu look and feel a little brighter," house manager Jane Walsh said.  

"Recovery in Action allows people in recovery from substance misuse and mental health problems to make a real and tangible contribution to their communities. 

"Through events like this, we hope to show that with the right support and opportunities people can and do change."


About Recovery in Action

Recovery in Action allows volunteers with a history of substance misuse to give something back to their local community, through regular and high-profile clean-up days.  The project works alongside community leaders to identify parts of Wrexham in need of attention and offers training and employability skills to participants.

The programme was backed by members of the public through the North Wales Police and North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner's Your Community Your Choice initiative, and is supported by both Wrexham County Borough Council's Together in Wrexham grant scheme and Keep Wales Tidy.


August 11, 2017