Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment
Whistle blowers have saved Ynys Mon BC£750,000 by ringing a pioneering telephone hotline, the Daily Post reports (...
Whistle blowers have saved Ynys Mon BC £750,000 by ringing a pioneering telephone hotline, the Daily Post reports (Welsh edition, p5).

Up to 30 callers a day in Anglesey have reported on alleged vandals and neighbours suspected of benefit fraud, and the confidential line, set up a year ago, has produced an unexpected bonus for the police as people phone the council with tales of drug dealers and other criminals.

The council is urging other authorities to follow their example, reports the Post. Housing and property director John Arthur Jones said:

'We have had calls from across the country, from other councils, some in London, who have heard about it. It has been an amazing success ... to be honest, way beyond our wildest expectations.'

Originally the hotline was introduced to tackle vandalism but 'that problems has really cooled down now and one of the main reasons is the success of the hotline,' said Mr Jones.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.