Op Bang Challenge 2022

The Op Bang Challenge 2022

With Halloween and Bonfire night fast approaching, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are once again working together to ensure your celebrations are safe and enjoyable for everyone.

This time of the year is traditionally busy for all emergency services across Wales, with a small minority of people using Halloween and Bonfire Night to commit Anti-Social Behaviour, placing themselves and others at risk of injury.

Halloween and Bonfire Night can be a distressing and intimidating time for the vulnerable and older members of our community so please be mindful of other people whilst carrying out your celebrations.
This year, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Services are offering young people a chance to give back to their community and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes for themselves or their club.

The Op Bang Challenge is a great way for young people to get together with their friends and help out in their local area.
If your stuck for ideas, don’t worry, we have provided some suggestions below. But ultimately, the decision is yours.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service challenge ideas!

  • Raise awareness of the dangers of Fireworks at home and away
  • Improve a neglected area to prevent fires
  • Safeguard vulnerable members of the community during the Op Bang period
  • Consider ways to keep animals safe during this time of year

North Wales Police Challenge ideas!

  • Have a look around your local area and see how you and your team can make a difference
  • Launch a project to highlight how Anti-Social Behaviour affects your community
  • Promote road safety in your area, especially around this time of year when many people will be out celebrating Halloween and Bonfire night
  • Think of a project that helps improve community safety in your area

The competition will be split into two challenges –
The Teams & The Groups…

Team Challenge

3 x Judging Categories
Years 1-4, Years 5-9 & Years 9-13
1 to 4 persons per team
Project must benefit someone, or something
Prizes worth up to £100 per person
Great runner up prizes to be won!

Group Challenge

5-15 people per team
Mixed ages between 5-18yrs
Groups/Clubs must already be established
Win money for your club
1st Prize £750, 2nd prize £500, 3rd prize £250
Groups can enter more than 1 team

Please click here to read our Op Bang Challenge Guidebook which features all the rules and regulations you need to know about.

To Enter!

Each group will need an adult advisor – Someone you know and over the age of 17.  Your adult advisor will need to register your team, then your Op Bang Logbook will be sent to you, and you are ready to go!

To register, please complete the form in Word here or in PDF form here and email to youthengagementofficer@northwales.police.uk

If you require any further information please contact North Wales Police Youth Engagement Officer, PC Mel Cartledge-Davis on 07974240292.
Good luck and don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts #opbangchallenge2022


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