WE are delighted to have won the Partnership Working category in the national Neighbourhood and Home Watch (NHW) awards.
Recognising the work of the company and our employee Tracey Payne, Housing Management Co-ordinator, the award celebrates the relations built with local residents and organisations - including the police and NHW - to help reduce antisocial behaviour on a housing development in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Tracey was among distinguished volunteers from across England and Wales who were praised at a prestigious ceremony in London for their efforts. Attended by dignitaries from the Home Office, Cabinet Office and the Police Service, the awards were held as part of National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week.
“I am very proud of the partnerships we have developed to help people to take pride and ownership of their area,” said Tracey. “Philip Clark, a resident on our St. Johns Road estate in Clacton-on-Sea, has been the driving force to establish a residents association and - as Chair - has brought the community together. He has also setting up a new community hall. This award is for everyone who has been involved.”
Mike Vaughan-Chatfield, District NHW Chairman and County Delegate, added: “I suggested CHP be nominated for the award as we found them always willing to listen to what we said. They follow through when we make reports and are very good at team working. CHP’s approach is positive and effective, making for good partnership working.”
Jim Maddan, Chairman for the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network, said: “This year’s awards highlighted exemplary individuals and schemes from across the movement who have made a huge impact on their community, above and beyond anyone’s expectations.”
Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks, the Association of Chief Police Officers lead for Citizens in Policing, voiced his support for the national winners, commented: “Neighbourhood Watch volunteers play a vital part in keeping communities safe and reducing crime. Police colleagues up and down the country are delighted to work with residents to make their areas safe and nice places to live and really appreciate the hard work that people put in.”