LOCAL heroes were recognised at an awards ceremony for their contributions in making the borough a safer place to live.

Fourteen men and woman from the police, fire brigade, council and members of the public were honoured at the Safer Bromley Awards held at the Met police’s Warren Sports Club in Hayes.

Around 300 guests watched on as the winners were handed gongs in three categories - Above and Beyond, Working Together and Community Champion.

Safer Bromley Partnership Chairman Councillor Colin Bloom said: “This has been a challenging year but not withstanding that, fear of crime is low and that is a testament to all the work that has gone on.”

Members of the Safer Bromley Partnership include the council, police, health, probation and fire services.

Overall Contribution award

Lynne Boon - Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and community volunteer from Penge and Cator

Community Champion award

Pearce Jarrett – Bromley Youth Council

Kate Head – Chairman of Hayes and Coney Hall

Safer Neighbourhood Panel

Howard Clark – Chairman of Bromley Community Engagement Forum

Above and Beyond award

Glenn Mason – Bank manager from Biggin Hill

PC Gary Darke – Bickley Safer Neighbourhood Team and youth worker

PCSO Emma Mitchell – Community engagement work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered liaison officer

PC Wally Halbert – Leads on missing persons investigations

Michael Davidson – London Fire Brigade

Working Together award

Mark Burchell – Work as a Special Constable

Chandra Sharma – Orpington Business Forum founder

PC Dave Catlow – Safer Transport Team

PCSOs Serena Campion and Tracy Homewood– Bickley Safer Neighbourhood Team

Highly commended

PCSO Johnny Sanders – West Wickham

Anti Social Behaviour Unit – Bromley Council

Peter Toy – Chairman of Clockhouse Safer Neighbourhood Panel

Amanda Evans – Bromley Community Engagement Forum administrator

PC Dean Palmer – Penge and Cator Safer Neighbourhood Team

Julian and Sharon Melfi – Citigate Church

Kamiludeen Shonowo – Crystal Palace Football (Kickz)

PC Alistair Fleming – Clock House Safer Neighbourhood Team


Sandy Greenfield – Outmates and 5000 Project

Bickley Safer Neighbourhood Team

Youth Service ‘Stay Safe’ Team

Mottingham and Chislehurst North Safer Neighbourhood Team

Deborah Rickson – Anti Social Behaviour Team at Bromley Council