Winners of Good Neighbour Awards announced

14 Dec 2015

Stevenage Borough Council recognised the achievements of people who have transformed their lives for the better at The Good Neighbour Awards ceremony on Friday 11 December.

Seven trophies, nominated and awarded by the council and sponsored by Breyer Group PLC, were presented at the ceremony.

Rob Wilshaw, who previously lived on the streets and had been using opiates, received a ‘Turn Your life Around’ award for his work with the No More Project, which supports drugs and alcohol users to reduce their substance misuse. Since working with the project Rob has made outstanding changes to his life to become opiate free and has now secured a tenancy.

A second ‘Turn Your Life Around’ award was reserved for a mother who accepted support from the council’s Family Intervention Project and made great changes to improve the circumstances for herself and her two children.

A ‘Progress Award’ was handed to a resident who worked with the No More Project to improve her lifestyle and reduce her alcohol intake, while Ken Nash and three others were presented with Good Neighbour Awards for their co-operation and support to the resolution of an anti-social behaviour case.
Councillor Sherma Batson, Executive Member for Safer Communities and Equalities, said: “The winners of these awards are a credit to themselves and their communities. They have demonstrated outstanding dedication and determination in each of their circumstances, and should feel very proud of their achievements.

“Their successes are testament to the extremely valuable work our staff is doing and I am delighted to see that work produce such positive results.”