Caring Ann scoops Good Neighbour Award after 15 years

PUBLISHED: 13:38 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:33 26 October 2009

Ann and her award. Picture by Krishan Bhungar

Ann and her award. Picture by Krishan Bhungar

EVERYBODY needs good neighbours, especially those of the crime-fighting kind. So, after 15 years as a police neighbourhood watcher, it was well-deserved when Potters Bar resident Ann Chilcot received an award for her work. The retired nurse, who lives in

EVERYBODY needs good neighbours, especially those of the crime-fighting kind.

So, after 15 years as a police neighbourhood watcher, it was well-deserved when Potters Bar resident Ann Chilcot received an award for her work.

The retired nurse, who lives in the Oakmere ward of the town, received the accolade at an awards ceremony at the Met Police Bushey Sports Club.

She was nominated for the Good Neighbour Award by Derrick Sweeney, the watch liaison officer at Borehamwood Police Station.

He said: "This is something that really recognises her efforts and I was glad to nominate her.

Helping

"She is the main co-ordinator for her area, consisting of 17 people, and is always informing and helping us."

He has worked with her over all of the 15 years, including time when the town was covered by the Met Police.

She has a real care for her neighbours and keeps in regular contact with them as well, he said, allaying any of their fears about crime.

She covers roads including Thaynesfield, Northlands, Fayerfield, Causeway Close and Blunesfield.

She said: "I'm very pleased.

"But it's down to the whole area and the police around here.

"We wouldn't get anything done around here without them and we get so much support from them."

The ward constable is Pc Paul Reading, with PCSO Carl Rowson.

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