Bourne Valley Action Group (BVAG) was announced the 2010/11 winner of the John Jay Shield at an awards ceremony at Poole Civic Centre last week. Representatives from the group were presented with the shield and a certificate by Mayor of Poole, Councillor Graham Wilson, in recognition of their contribution to the community in Bourne Valley.
They were nominated by Sylvia Webster, Simon Perry; Alice Wood and Bryan Wood – all from the Rossmore and Alderney Safer Neighbourhood Team – who paid tribute to the group’s energy, passion, commitment and pride in their area.
The Mayor also presented certificates to four runners-up:
Tina Ridge, a Director for Dorset Probation Trust and Chair of the Safer Poole Partnership, said: “The quality of nominees for this year’s awards was extremely high and all award winners should be proud of what they have achieved. Poole is a better, safer place thanks to their hard work and commitment.”
Councillor Judy Butt, Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, with direct responsibility for Poole communities, Borough of Poole, said: “The sense of pride and achievement at the John Jay Shield awards was palpable. We are so very lucky in Poole to have so many in our community working so hard to keep Poole safe. I was delighted to be part of the event and enjoy the celebrations.”
Since it was set up in May 2010, BVAG has had many successes, including:
The John Jay Shield is awarded annually by the Safer Poole Partnership to the individual or group that has contributed the most to improving community safety during the previous year.
By Helen MacBean (Borough of Poole - Strategy Directorate)
Posted: Tuesday 11 October 2011
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