Hertsmere awards for community champions

PUBLISHED: 12:11 07 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

FOUR people have been honoured for making the borough of Hertsmere a 'safer place to live'. Pc Scott Curran, Pc Andy Chittenden, ex-firefighter Barry Pryke and former councillor Stuart Nagler were recognised for their individual contributions within Hert

FOUR people have been honoured for making the borough of Hertsmere a "safer place" to live.

Pc Scott Curran, Pc Andy Chittenden, ex-firefighter Barry Pryke and former councillor Stuart Nagler were recognised for their individual contributions within Hertsmere Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP).

The CDRP aims to reduce crime in the area and is made up of representatives from the borough council, police and fire service.

Councillor John Donne, portfolio holder for community safety, said: "The award winners are truly community safety champions and their work has gone over and above their day-to-day job roles.

"I would like to congratulate and thank them for their tremendous hard work in making the borough a safer place."

Chief inspector Sian Lockley agreed. She said: "The awards reflect the dedication, professionalism and commitment of our officers to further improve the safety of our local community."

The awards were handed out by Hertsmere mayor Sandra Parnell, at a CDRP meeting.

* Pc Andy Curran, who is part of the 999 response team in Hertsmere, was honoured for responding to incidents with "enthusiasm and efficiency".

* Barry Pryke retired from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in October after 30 years, most recently as the station commander at Potters Bar.

Chief fire officer Roy Wilsher congratulated Mr Pryke for his "valuable contribution to the fire service over the years".

* Stuart Nagler, a former borough councillor, is chairman of Hertfordshire Police Authority.

He said: "I am surprised and delighted to receive this award.

"I have always had a strong interest in crime and disorder issues and I will continue to strive to make Hertsmere and Hertfordshire safer for all."

* Pc Andy Chittenden was instrumental in setting up CARM - the Campaign Against Rogue Motorcycles - in his time as a Hertfordshire Constabulary officer. He now serves with Met police.

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