Awards presented at Thanet Community Safety Partnership Conference 2015

This month the Thanet Community Safety Partnership held their annual conference, where representatives from all the partners, plus invited guests, met to forward plan and propose themes for the Community Safety Partnership for 2016-17.

A consultation will also be held in January 2016 to meet with residents and gain their views and feedback on the proposals. The survey will be available online at www.thanet.gov.uk/consult and hard copies available at the Gateway.

The day involved a series of presentations and workshops, designed to engage participants in discussions around emerging issues for the partnership. Time was also taken to reinforce the message of positive collaboration and partnership benefits.

During the course of the day time was also taken to recognise those who have gone above and beyond their duty to provide an outstanding contribution to community safety. The recipients were nominated for the awards by their peers, with the winners being selected by senior members of the Community Safety Partnership.

The winners were presented their awards by the Chair of the Community Safety Partnership, Chief Inspector Sharon Adley and the Cabinet Member for Community Safety, and Deputy Leader of the Council Councillor Lin Fairbrass.

This year’s winners were:

  • PCSO Adrian Butterworth, in recognition of outstanding neighbourhood engagement work.
  • Sgt Phil Morley and the Margate Task Force team, in recognition of proactive enforcement collaboration with other agencies.

Deputy Leader of Thanet District Council and Cabinet Member for Community Safety Cllr Lin Fairbrass said, “It was fantastic to see partners from the Community Safety Partnership come together to celebrate good work and plan which priorities should be focused on over the coming year. It was an honour to present the award for an outstanding contribution to community safety, particularly because these are nominated by community safety peers.”

The Community Safety Partnership Conference is an important part of the community safety calendar bringing partners together to plan which themes should be focused on over the coming year. It was great to present this award to such worthy winners who provide such an important contribution with nominations coming from those in community safety.

Thanet Community Safety Partnership is a collective of agencies, including Thanet District Council, Kent County Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent Probation services and Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group, who are working jointly to reduce crime and disorder and improve community safety in Thanet. Further information can be found at www.thanetcommunitysafety.org.uk

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