DangerPoint | North Wales
Who are we?
DangerPoint is a registered charity that opened in October 2005 via a partnership of public, private and voluntary sector stakeholders, including North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, BHP Billiton (now Eni Liverpool Bay) and many others. It is also a company limited by guarantee. The building is an old granary building with thick stone walls and is situated within walking distance of Talacre beach. The building lease was donated by BHP Billiton. The fit out costs to put in the various displays were funded by North Wales Police Authority. Since opening there has been a number of new sponsors and displays fitted. DangerPoint originally started with one core programme of delivering to age 10-11 pupils but has expanded due to demand. DangerPoint has won many awards, the most recent being the Flintshire Business Award - Innovation & Technology Category – Runner up 2015, Flintshire Tourism Awards - Best Visitor Experience 2014, Flintshire Business Awards - Social & Community Category 2014. We were also the first permanent centre to receive the Laser bronze accreditation in 2012. Other accreditations include Learning Outside the Classroom & Visit Wales Visitor Attraction.
DangerPoint has a number of different programmes that have been tailored to suit the needs and abilities for groups/individuals:
DangerPoint is also open during local school holidays to members of the public for a self-guided tour called the “Danger Detective Quest”.
Full time: Centre Manager, Deputy Manager, Funding Officer and Administrator (seconded from North Wales Fire and Rescue service)
Part time: Visitors Assistant & 5 Centre Assistants (part-time during school holidays).
Tours at the centre are delivered by our team of Rangers who are paid staff.
Funding and Governance:
DangerPoint is a registered charity and is funded in a number of different ways from Local Authority agreements, Grants and Trusts, Corporate sponsorship, Fundraising events and Income generation from various sources. Governance is by way of a board of Trustees. The Trustees include representatives from Police, Fire, Ambulance and Local Health Board amongst others.
Any other facilities:
DangerPoint is a fantastic venue for meeting room & venue hire for all your training needs. We offer a professional environment with meeting, training and conference facilities. We have a fully equipped training suite with latest IT equipment, and choice of meeting rooms which accommodate 2 – 60 people. We also have break out rooms for workshops and events. Our facilities are available to hire by the hour, per half day or full day with free on-site parking. To book for your event or for further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone one of the team on 01745 850414.