Community Safety awards

Nominations are now being sought for an awards scheme which recognises the work done by local groups and individuals to improve community safety.

The Community Safety Awards recognise the achievement of a community safety group, an individual or other community groups, in the establishment and sustaining of a project which is making a positive impact in the field of Community Safety in Aberdeenshire.

Awards may also be presented to an individual or individuals whose actions merit recognition and/or whose contribution as a volunteer in the community is particularly effective.

Any organisation or individual may submit a nomination, and the closing date for nominations is Wednesday, March 14.

Chair of the Community Planning Partnership, Councillor Anne Robertson, said: “These awards are a great way to recognise the work local groups and individuals are doing to promote and improve community safety in the area.

“There is so much work going on in very important areas to act early and prevent issues that hinder our thriving communities. Whether it is projects to tackle under-age drinking, improve safety on the roads or in our homes, we must recognise the dedication of partners, local groups and volunteers who make our towns and villages safer places to live and I know that these initiatives make a very real difference to people’s quality of life.”

The awards will be presented at the 12th Annual Seminar for local Community Safety Groups and others in Aberdeenshire to be held in the Church Centre, Kemnay on Saturday, March 24.