Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to your local community? If so, why not put them forward for a Cleveland Community Safety Award? (Click here to nominate online)
Nominations are now open for the various awards which are:
- Neighbourhood Police Officer of the Year
- Neighbourhood Police Community Support Officer of the Year
- Neighbourhood Special Constable of the Year
- Neighbourhood Volunteer of the Year
- Neighbourhood Team of the Year
- Neighbourhood Officer Best at tackling Antisocial Behaviour
- Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator of the Year
- Housing Provider Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
- Community Safety Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
- Community Volunteer Champion
- Community Minded Business
- Outstanding Support to a Victim
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger said: “The Cleveland Community Safety Awards recognise the efforts of everyone involved in partnership work in our communities, and I would ask people to put nominations forward
“These are the unsung heroes of our communities – the people that really make a difference.
“My objectives of retaining and developing neighbourhood policing and developing better co-ordination, communication and partnership between agencies build on the good work that is already happening.
“There are lots of good stories to tell and I hope that we get as many people involved as we can to celebrate those who truly make a difference.”
Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer said: “Neighbourhood Policing is about working in partnership with other agencies and members of the community to resolve local issues. I’m pleased that the awards recognise both teams and individuals who all contribute to keeping our communities safe.”
The awards are being sponsored by Erimus Housing and Tees Valley Housing, two of the partners in Fabrick Housing Group.
Chris Smith, Managing Director of Erimus Housing, said: “We are committed to investing in our neighbourhoods, ensuring they are sustainable and improving the quality of life for people living in them.
“That’s why we are really proud to sponsor these awards as a lot of positive work by volunteers, individuals and partner organisations goes on in communities and we are keen to see that good work recognised.”
The Awards are being hosted by Teesside University on Monday 15th July. Dr Mark Simpson, Dean of the University’s School of Social Sciences & Law is delighted that the University can support the event. He said: “The University enjoys a close and multi-faceted partnership not only with Cleveland Police but with a breadth of community organisations. As a centre of excellence for education and social inclusion in the heart of the Tees Valley, we are committed to supporting the awards and look forward to help make the event a real celebration of our community spirit.”
There are a number of ways in which people can nominate:
By Post: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police Headquarters, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS8 9EH.
Please send in your name, contact details, name of the nominated person(s), and your reason for nomination.
Nominations close on Friday 31st May 2013 and the Cleveland Community Safety Awards take place on 15th July 2013 at Teesside University.
Posted on Thursday 4th April 2013