Tuesday, 8 September 2009


Thanet residents are being asked to nominate people who at the forefront of tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in their communities.

Thanet is the only pioneer Neighbourhood Crime and Justice area in Kent, which aims to give residents more of a say on effectively tackling crime and anti-social behaviour and get them to work more closely with the police and council.

The Community Crime Fighters scheme is one initiative that’s been introduced as part of this scheme. It gives people already active in their communities training, information and support to work with neighbourhood policing teams and councils to help make their communities safer.

The government has just launched the Community Crime Fighter awards, which is part of their Justice Seen, Justice Done programme, which aims to get the public involved in the fight against crime and inform people about their rights on crime and justice.

The awards have two categories:
Exceptional people who have stood up to anti-social behaviour or neighbourhood crime or who have supported others to do so. Anyone can nominate people for this category.
Wonderful workers, who provide an exceptionally high level of service. Nominations for this category can only be made by Community Crime Fighters.

Each category will have one overall winner, who will receive £10,000 each to invest in a local community project or initiative. They will also receive a certificate, recognising their achievement.

Tiffany Hall, Neighbourhood Crime and Justice Coordinator, said: “These awards are about recognising people who’ve done something outstanding to help make their neighbourhood safer. This could include setting up a group, going to court or being involved in a local initiative to tackle crime or anti-social behaviour. We know that there are lots of people in Thanet who are working to help make the area an even safer place, but sometimes their efforts go unrewarded. If there’s someone who know who fits into that category, then they could be a perfect person to nominate for these awards.”

To nominate someone, visit www.communitycrimefighters.org.uk/awards Nominations must be received by Friday 25 September.

For more information, contact Tiffany on 01843 577910

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