THE Rugby Community Safety Partnership has recognised three Rugbeians for their contribution to community safety in the borough.
Detective Sergeant Henry Scutt, and volunteers Hugh Trimble and Tricia Trimble are the first recipients of the Be Safe Feel Safe community awards.
DS Scutt was recognised for leading a small team that reduced theft and repeat offending, leading operations against gang members, drug dealers and burglars. His contribution, and his commitment to working with partners across the community safet partnership, helped the Rugby Community Safety Partnership be the only Partnership in Warwickshire that met all of its targets in 2010/11.
Hugh and Tricia Trimble were recognised for their role over the last five years as Neighbourhood Watch volunteers. After setting up a local scheme in their neighbourhood, Hugh was appointed Vice Chair of Rugby Borough Nieghbourhood Watch, and the husband and wife team are currently leading a borough-wide audit to identify where to establish new schemes.
In addition, since 1994 Hugh and Tricia have delivered Restorative Justice Courses at HMP Onley. Working with groups of up to sixteen offenders for two hours a week, they have delivered the course to more than 100 offenders.
Rugby Borough Councillor Derek Poole, Chairman of the Rugby Community Safety Partnership, said: “There is a tremendous amount of hard work going in to keep Rugby’s communities safe, and I’m pleased to be able to recognise outstanding contributions made by both staff and volunteers.
“I’m proud to live in a borough where people like DS Scutt and Hugh and Tricia Trimble put so much effort into making Rugby a better place to live.
“They’re deserving winners of these first Be Safe Feel Safe awards.”
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