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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.

Finalists

Tilley awards logoDetails of the national finalists are:

  • East Midlands 
    Operation uncanny 
    Prostitution and associated crime
  • East of England 
    Wells harbour outboard engine theft project 
    Theft of outboard engines
  • London 
    Talking the hardest: taking on Peckham’s gang culture 
    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 
    Operation guardian 
    Class A drugs
  • Wales 
    Duffryn Rd flats and Blaencaerau ball park: tackling ASB 
    Antisocial behaviour
  • West Midlands 
    Distraction burglary in Warwickshire 
    Distraction burglary
  • Yorkshire and Humber 
    Operation alamein 
    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)

We have published short summaries for each project and an associated press release (new window).

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.

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