Tilley awards for problem-oriented partnerships
The Home Office has announced the Tilley awards national finalists for 2010 and the winner of the standalone category.
The standalone category was open to partnerships that could show that they had successfully embedded problem solving in their area.
The 11 national finalists involve projects that have slashed youth violence and disorder, reduced distraction burglary, tackled antisocial behaviour and saved thousands of pounds by successfully reducing theft in their areas.
The winner of this year’s standalone category is the safer capital Cardiff (SCC) partnership. It was nominated for its transforming neighbourhoods model which saw six multi-agency teams set up to cover the same areas as the town’s safer neighbourhood police teams. The teams have regular meetings with police and community safety groups and their own dedicated budget allowing them to respond quickly to any problems with antisocial behaviour or low level crime in their areas.
Details of the national finalists are:
- East Midlands
Prostitution and associated crime
- East of England
Wells harbour outboard engine theft project
Theft of outboard engines
Talking the hardest: taking on Peckham’s gang culture
- North East
Repeat caller Mrs H.
Persistent caller to emergency services
- North West
Hyndburn snooker youth club
Antisocial behaviour, criminal damage and underage drinking
- South East
Class A drugs
Duffryn Rd flats and Blaencaerau ball park: tackling ASB
- West Midlands
Distraction burglary in Warwickshire
- Yorkshire and Humber
ASB, signal crime and embryonic gang culture
- Rest of UK
Hamilton safer streets initiative (Scotland)
Seasonal alcohol-related crime and disorder (Christmas and New year)
About the awards
The Tilley awards were set up 12 years ago to recognise innovative crime fighting projects where police, local community safety agencies and the public are successfully working together to identify and tackle local crime problems. More than 110 projects entered this year’s awards.