At the end of October The Door team were delighted to attend the annual Gloucestershire Police Constabulary and Police and Crime Commissioner’s Impact awards ceremony. The evening was designed to recognise the outstanding work of police officers, staff and members of the public, who all work together to make Gloucestershire a safer place to live.
This was a prestigious evening attended not only by award nominees, friends and family members but also Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter, Charles Martell High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Martin Surl Police and Crime Commissioner and Rod Hansen Chief Constable.
Over the course of the evening the team heard accounts of those who have shown outstanding dedication and commitment, all of which were truly humbling.
The Door’s youthwork team were delighted to be recognised as part of the evening, for the hard work and results they achieved in Dursley in support of the police to reduce Anti-social behaviour in the town, being awarded ‘The Police Crime Commissioner’s Pride in Partnership award’. This is given for effective partnership working in important areas identified in the overall Police and Crime Plan.
Victoria Robson, Director of Service Delivery and a recipient of the award said:
“I am so pleased that the hard work of the team has been recognised in this way, our close working relationship with the police in recent times has been crucial to ensuring that both law enforcement and pastoral support are applied to young offenders in equal measure. This recipe for success has shown that with the right support young people are able to learn from mistakes and make positive life choices going forward.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl said, “The Door team played an important part in reducing a sudden peak in anti-social behaviour in Dursley.
“It’s the sort of thing that diminishes a town’s reputation, has an adverse impact on business and upsets local people and the team worked closely with the police and town council to engage with the small group of young people involved and find a solution.
“They are deserving winners of this Pride in Partnership award and shining examples of how The Door is helping many young people in the Stroud district make the difficult transition into adulthood”.