view our page on the British Community Safety Awards 2003 for more background information

 

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Marks & Spencer British Community Safety Awards 2003

Organisers of projects which cut crime and make a difference to the quality of life for local communities are set to get national, even international recognition for their work by entering this year’s Marks & Spencer Community Safety Awards.

The awards, which are organised by Crime Concern, have for the last seven years aimed to highlight some of the most innovative examples of best practice in the field of crime reduction.

The standard of entries over the past seven years has continued to grow, with last year’s competition attracting more than 300 entries.

An independent judging panel, chaired by the Home Office, select five winners, one of which is chosen as overall winner. Four of the five winners each receive a trophy, certificate, and £1,500 worth of Crime Concern training or £1,000 cash, to help develop their work further and promote national replication.

The overall fifth winning entry will receive an additional £1,500 of Crime Concern training or £1,000 cash and the opportunity to become Britain’s representative in the 2003 European Crime Prevention Awards.

The 2002 overall winner was the ‘Not Another Drop’ project run by the Metropolitan Police and Brent Council, a unique project to deter ‘black on black’ gun related crime in the area.

Other winners included a project by Stonebridge Housing Action Trust to improve the quality of life for residents on a North London estate and a project by Lancashire Police to reduce vehicle crime.

The beauty of the competition is that any entry which fits into the community safety/crime reduction remit can enter.

The closing date for entries was July 25 2003.

Anyone who wants to enter the competition can visit the awards website at www.crimeconcern.org.uk/awards and complete an application form online or as a downloadable document.

Entries can then be e-mailed to: awards@crimeconcern.org.uk.

The competition winners were announced in October 2003. The overall winner was The Tower, which supports recently released prisoners in Blackpool. Read more about the 2003 winners.

 

Last update:  29/04/03

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