Anti-Social Behaviour Awards
The winner and runners-up of the Standing Up to Antisocial Behaviour Awards Scheme have been announced.
In the Community Wardens/Other Community Agents section, the winner was the Sighthill Library Initiative in Edinburgh. Young people were engaged in ASB in and around the library. Banning the youths had failed so thought up a new approach to engage young people including ‘teen area’ and lots of other initiatives.
Runners up were Donald Mack, Neighbourhood warden, at Ferguslie Park and Ardeer, North Ayrshire BSNF wardens scheme in North Ayrshire.
The Young Persons award went to Canonbie Youth Group in Dumfries & Galloway. The group was set up by ten youths who felt that by improving activities in the village this in turn would tackle the antisocial behaviour problems.
The runners up were Georgina Rey! nolds; Cowie Youth Futures; Citadel Youth Centre; Leading Edge Skatepark Group and BMX Development Group.
In the Individuals, local groups and projects, the winner was Alan Morris in Glasgow. After being injured by an attack on a bus, Alan engaged in restorative justice programme. He visited every school in Drumchapel, with the police and delivered a community safety message about the effects of crimes against public transport. Runners up were Matt Adam; Karen Saunders; Heather Lee; and Robin Heaney.
The final winner was Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club in Fife. There were problems with ASB due to illegal off road riding. Volunteers campaigned and received funding from Levenmouth Regeneration Group and Communities Scotland. The group provided two areas for motorcycling, an indoor and outdoor facility.
Runners up: Glenmadras Tenants & Residents Association and Renfrew Community Police for HIE Football Tournament.
Source: Scottish Housing News