Respect Champion - group or individual award
The award is for a group or individual who have stood up to antisocial behaviour in their community or developed an initiative that has led to a reduction of antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhood.
Mrs Hyman from Featherstone stood up to her nuisance neighbours who have caused anti-social behaviour for the last three years. She alerted WDH and the Police to their activities and despite battling ill health caused by these issues, Donna provided a statement for court that led to the offenders being evicted from the property and restoring peace to the street.
The 13 School Ambassadors from Wakefield City Academy have volunteered to tackle any issues at school relating to alcohol. These students have worked with WDH, Sainsburys and The Community Alcohol Partnership to raise awareness around alcohol related issues and underage drinking. They often speak to their peers and warn them about the dangers of alcohol in order to make their school and local community a better place.
Crofton Youth Group in Wakefield started last summer when the group identified that there was a large number of young people in the local area who had nowhere to go and nothing to do and that this could lead to anti-social behaviour. The group was established by two local mums and meets every Friday through autumn and winter with up to 60 young people attending the session. The group takes part in activities including first aid training, mental health awareness and baking. They hope that by engaging with young people and giving them somewhere to go that they won’t be involved in anti-social behaviour.
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