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Avis Sacks receives Good Neighbour Award at Hertsmere Borough Neighbourhood Watch Conference
A Bushey woman who helped re-launch a neighbourhood watch scheme has been recognised for her contribution to community safety at an awards ceremony.
Avis Sacks picked up a Good Neighbour Award at the Hertsmere Borough Neighbourhood Watch Conference in Borehamwood on Thursday, February 28.
Avis helped to re-launch the Paynesfield Road neighbourhood watch scheme last year because it had become inactive as no one was coordinating it.
She also encouraged all the residents on her road to sign up to the scheme and register with Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Online Watch Link (OWL).
Karen McKenzie-Cook, of Borehamwood, also received an award as the neighbourhood watch area co-ordinator for Felton Close and Tuxford Close.
Councillor Charles Goldstein, portfolio holder for community safety and chairman of Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership, said: "Well done to Karen and Avis on their awards.
"Their efforts show the difference one person can make to their community."
Chairman of Hertsmere Borough Watch Association, Ian Smith, said: "I am very proud of our volunteers and their achievements so far, and I hope that it will serve as a model for others to follow.
"The more people keeping an eye on their neighbourhoods, the better for everyone."
Hertsmere Neighbourhood Inspector, Richard Johnson, said: "Karen and Avis are role-models and their voluntary contribution is invaluable."
For more information about neighbourhood watch visit www.owl.co.uk or call the police on 01707 354192.