Neighbourhood Watch volunteers nominated in national awards08/05/2013
Neighbourhood Watch volunteers nominated in national awards
The awards, to be hosted by the Minister for Crime and Prevention and Anti-Social Behaviour, Jeremy Browne MP, celebrate and reward work carried out by Neighbourhood and Home Watch (NHW) volunteers across England and Wales.
Alan Wade of the Harborough District NHW Association has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Achievement (Coordinator) category for his work spanning almost 30 years.
The Harborough Be Safe scheme has also been shortlisted in the Innovation and Safer Neighbourhoods categories for its work to increase the number of reported distraction burglaries and its innovative provision of free home security improvement to vulnerable people.
A total of 23 award entries from the East Midlands Region made the 100-strong shortlist for 10 national award categories recognising outstanding service, innovation, and partnership working.
Marion Lewis OBE, Leicestershire Police lead volunteer and Leicestershire Neighbourhood Watch Association member, said: “Crime cannot flourish in a community that cares, and the Neighbourhood Watch members who have been nominated have certainly made a difference in theirs!
“Supporting local officers and partner agencies, the relentless work of these members have contributed to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour for the benefit of the whole community, and their nominations are well deserved
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