The Safer Poole Partnership is on the lookout for the next worthy winner(s) of the John Jay Shield and is asking residents to nominate a community safety champion for the award.
Every autumn the Safer Poole Partnership presents the John Jay Shield to an individual or team that has gone beyond the call of duty to make their community a better or safer place. Last year, the shield was awarded to the Bourne Valley Action Group (BVAG) in recognition of the energy, passion and commitment of its members.
To be considered for the award, nominees must have contributed to at least one of the following between April 2011 and March 2012:
They can be either a volunteer or someone employed to work in the community, provided they have gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their role.
Tina Ridge, a Director for Dorset Probation Trust and Chair of the Safer Poole Partnership, said: “There are so many selfless people out there who do a fantastic job of making their communities safer without looking for rewards. The John Jay Shield is our way of saying thank you.
“If you know someone who has gone out of their way to improve their community, I would urge you to nominate them for the award.”
Councillor Judy Butt, Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, with direct responsibility for Poole communities, Borough of Poole, said: “Every year we see large numbers of dedicated, community-minded individuals put forward for the John Jay Shield. They are a terrific credit to Poole and between them they have made such a huge difference to our communities.
“I look forward to seeing this year’s nominations and I am certain that they will meet the high standards set by previous nominees.”
The deadline for nominations is Friday 15 September 2012.
By Helen MacBean (Borough of Poole - Strategy Directorate)
Posted: Thursday 19 July 2012
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