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Anti-Social Behaviour


Taking A Stand 2004 Awards

The Taking a Stand Awards are all about
recognising those who have tackled anti-social behaviour
in their area. Up to 30
awards will be made across England and Wales. The awards
will be of �1000 each, with a �5000 prize for an overall winner
– the prize money will then be spent on supporting the
schemes to further tackle anti-social behaviour.

Communities across the country are being urged to help celebrate their
�local heroes� who have taken a stand against vandals, thugs and noisy
neighbours. An incident of anti-social behaviour is reported every 2 seconds across England and Wales and it costs �13.5 million a day to deal with
anti-social behaviour. One in three adults say anti-social behaviour is a
problem in their local area.

The Taking A Stand awards have been developed by the Home
in partnership with the Co-op
and Crime
. The scheme recognises individuals and local
groups who have shown commitment and bravery in tackling anti-social behaviour
problems in their communities such as vandalism, nuisance neighbours, graffiti,
harassment, intimidation and rubbish dumping.

Who can apply

Anyone who has made a real difference to your

It could be :

  • an individual who has inspired residents to
    tackle problems in their area

  • a project that has set up a youth club to make
    sure young people have somewhere to go and something
    to do

  • a group of residents that have established a
    litter or graffiti clean-up scheme

  • a neighbourhood initiative focused on reducing
    noise problems

  • a project that is providing extra security for
    senior citizens

Whether your nomination is an individual, local group
or project, what matters is that it has made a
difference in your community and we want to hear from

Contact Details

Nominations are called for from individuals and
community groups for the 2004 awards, the second year of
the scheme. 

To nominate your local heroes, please
0800 085 2980 

Or to nominate online visit the: 
Taking A Stand website 

The deadline for nominations is: 
28 September 2004.

The Taking A Stand award ceremony will take place in December 2004. Winners
will also be offered a specialist programme to help build their skills and
confidence in tackling other local problems and helping people in a similar

Click here to
view previous winners


Last update:  30 June 2004

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