Thursday, 24 September 2009

Closing date drawing near for Community Crime Fighter Awards

The deadline is drawing near to submit nominations for an awards scheme to recognise people who have been at the forefront of tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in their communities.

The Community Crime Fighter awards are part of the Government's national Justice Seen, Justice Done programme which is all about engaging the public in the fight against crime, informing the public of their rights on crime and justice and giving them the best possible local services.

The closing date for submitting nominations is this Friday (25th September), and nomination forms can be found on the Community Crime Fighters Awards website at

CCBC Cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Lyn Ackerman said, "I am delighted that so many of our residents have pledged their support to the Community Crime Fighter initiative, and are playing a vital role in supporting the work of various agencies including the council and police in Caerphilly county borough.

This awards scheme is an excellent way of recognising the ongoing hard work of local people in helping to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and I would encourage anyone who knows someone deserving of a Community Crime Fighters award to submit a nomination."

Community Crime Fighters are experienced local volunteers who are given the skills and training to work alongside police and local authorities to help make their areas safer. The Government pledged to have 3,600 trained by the end of 2009 and is on target with more than 2000 trained so far.

The awards have two categories:

  • People who have taken a stand against anti-social behaviour or supported those affected by it. This will include newly trained Community Crime Fighters who have made a significant contribution to support crime reduction in their neighbourhoods.
  • Local workers, nominated by Community Crime Fighters, for delivering a high quality, responsive local service such as police and housing officers.

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

If you would like to find out more on becoming a Community Crime Fighter in Caerphilly county borough, please For further information, please visit the Safer CCB website at or call 01443 864374


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