The Safe and Sound Partnership is made up of organisations which are all committed to making Dudley borough a safe place to live, work and visit. We simply could not do this without the fantastic support that we receive from our local communities and dedicated volunteers.
We had joint winners this year as the Panel couldn’t choose between these two outstanding nominations!
JOINT AWARD WINNERS –
Ian Macaulay + Dudley Witness Service Volunteers
truly is an active citizen, determined to make the area he lives in a safer place to be! For 8 years Ian has patrolled the Foxdale Estate, often late at night, discouraging and challenging anti-social activity. He has campaigned tirelessly for a Neighbourhood Watch to be implemented on the estate and has also set up a residents group on Facebook, which allows neighbours to keep in touch and up-to-date on any issues that may concern them.
Ian is also a volunteer Director supporting estate management and ground maintenance for the area.
His nominator said:
“Ian works tirelessly to encourage community spirit and cohesion on the estate. He has made the estate a better, cleaner and more pleasant place to live.”
Dudley Witness Service Volunteers
have been running for over 20 years. They support vulnerable and intimidated victims, and witnesses as they go through court proceedings. The volunteers have supported hundreds of victims, including vulnerable adults and children, who have found the support provided to them to be extremely valuable.
The support they provide can help victims and witnesses restore their faith in the British justice system and the volunteer team often receive thanks for their hard work, from court staff and other agencies, as well as the people they have supported.
Their nominator said:
“Dudley Witness Service volunteer team carry out such amazing work and have acquired so much knowledge and experience over the years. Their contributions are extremely important in helping victims and witnesses to find strength and move on from their ordeals.”
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