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Aberdeenshire Community Safety Awards 2013 - 2014

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Closing date for entries is
12 Noon on 14 March, 2014


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The Aberdeenshire Community Safety Awards for 2013-2014 have been launched with the announcement that this year's winners will again receive cash prizes.

Introduction

The awards and will be presented at the 14th Annual Seminar for local Community Safety Groups and others in Aberdeenshire to be held in the Kemnay Village Hall on Saturday, 22 March, 2014.

They will recognise the achievement of an individual or a group in the establishment and sustaining of a project that is making a positive impact in the field of Community Safety in Aberdeenshire. Community Safety covers a wide range of topics including crime reduction, reduction in antisocial behaviour and the prevention of accidents.

Awards may also be presented to an individual or individuals whose actions at an incident were deemed to be courageous and commendable.

Any organisation or an individual may submit a nomination. The closing date for nominations is 14 March, 2014.

The winner of the award will receive 300 to go towards further development of their project or, if it is an individual, to be spent in the field of Community Safety in their neighbourhood. Two runners up will receive 100 each.

This web site includes details of some of the projects undertaken by the Community Safety Groups in Aberdeenshire as well as some useful links to Partners websites and other Community Safety sites. To find out about these projects go to the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Website.

The projects which won awards for 2012-2013 and previous years can be seen in the report on the Community Safety Groups Annual Seminar 2013.


Nomination

Nominations for the awards may be made by any group or individual.

The nomination must be made on the form (available on-line below) or a photocopy of same, and copies of any supporting evidence such as an evaluation report of the project, comments of residents, and newspaper clippings, can be attached to the entry form. If there is a requirement for these to be returned then a stamped address envelope must be included with the application. All nominations must be returned to Kate Rigby, Team Leader (Community Safety), at the address shown on the nomination form. Closing date for entries is 12 Noon on 14th March, 2014.

Kate Rigby can be contacted on 01467 628439, or by email kate.rigby@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


Nomination Forms

Nomination forms are available on-line in two forms (Word document and PDF file):

Further Details

Judging Body

The Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership has appointed a sub-group of the Executive to act as the judging body. They will meet after the closing date and decide on a winner and two runners-up.

The judging panel will take into account the following criteria when making an assessment. It may therefore be useful to use these headings when completing the nomination form.

  • Positive impact project has had on community.
  • Strong evidence of Community Involvement in the project.
  • Evaluation (This may include interviews with residents, reduction in crime or accidents etc).
  • Sustainability (Is the project self sustaining or does it require ongoing financial backing).
  • Evidence of original thinking or adaptation of existing idea to meet local requirements.

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