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Nominations Invited for Community Heroes Awards Ceremony


The awards will be taking place at Stockton Riverside College on 9 November 2016.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, is inviting people in Cleveland to nominate individuals who make a difference within their local community for the Cleveland Community Safety Award.

The awards have been running since 2013 and have been created to recognise outstanding contributions to community safety by those working within the public, private and voluntary sector.

Each year the award ceremony has been extremely successful and this year’s awards event will be taking place at Stockton Riverside College on Wednesday 9th November 2016.

Nominations are now open and the categories include:

  • 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 Detective of the Year
  • Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator of the Year
  • Housing Provider Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
  • Community Safety Team Contribution to Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
  • Community Volunteer Champion
  • Young Community Volunteer
  • Community Minded Business
  • Outstanding Support to a Victim

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “The awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise members of the public and officers who tirelessly work to bring local people together through community safety activities.

“Many people contribute to our local areas by offering support or by volunteering on a regular basis and I am proud to support them as they are the ones who make a difference to our communities.

“I am really looking forward to the ceremony in November, where I get the chance to meet these outstanding individuals and show that we recognise our local heroes who go above and beyond to help make the Cleveland area a more positive and safe place to live.”

Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “I am extremely proud of our officers and those members of the public who dedicate their time and effort to assisting our local communities and trying to improve them.

“It is really important to say thank you to these people and to acknowledge the positive work they do. I look forward to seeing the nominations come in and to meeting everyone at the ceremony in November.”

Phil Cook, Principal and Chief Executive of Stockton Riverside College, said:“We are delighted to be the host venue for this year’s Community Heroes Awards. It is a fantastic event giving us all the chance to recognise and say a big thank you to those making a real difference to our communities.”

Nominations for this event closed on Friday 30 September 2016.



Posted on Friday 15th July 2016
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