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PCC Pride Awards are back!


Silent stars from our communities will once again be recognised and celebrated by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens. 

Highlighting the work of those who go above and beyond in their local communities is something that PCC Sue Mountstevens is passionate about and the reason behind re-launching her ‘PCC Pride Awards’ in her second term.

The PCC is now calling on local people across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and Somerset to put forward nominations to recognise those working tirelessly in their communities.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “It is an absolute pleasure to hear about the people behind the fantastic projects and initiatives across Avon and Somerset through my Pride Awards.  There are many selfless people who dedicate their time to better their local community and it is incredibly humbling.

“These Pride Awards are for us all to take the time to acknowledge, recognise and say a big thank you to those individuals who consistently go above and beyond and who want to make where we live and work a better place to be.  In re-launching these awards I look forward to again receiving some worthy applications and hearing your truly inspiring stories.”

In the previous PCC term, Sue Mountstevens presented over 90 deserving winners with ‘PCC Pride Awards’ and recognised Neighbourhood Watch coordinators, police officers and local residents, all who dedicate their time to strengthening their communities.

Criminal Justice caseworker, Hazel Renauf, a PCC Pride award winner for her work with the charity One25 said: “It was an honour to sit and listen to others and their achievements it was a truly humbling experience and reminds you that we are all working towards improving our communities and helping those who are vulnerable and those in need of support.”

Successful winners of PCC Pride Awards and their guests are invited to police headquarters to attend a ceremony where they are presented with a certificate by the PCC before a light lunch an optional tour of the police call centre, where ‘101’ and ‘999’ calls are taken.

If you would like to find out more or nominate someone for a PCC Pride Awards visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Take-Part/PCCs-Pride-Awards.aspx.  

You can view photos of previous Pride Award winners on our Flickr page - www.flickr.com/photos/aandspcc/

Posted on Monday 20th June 2016
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