Endeavour Team wins Silver Award

Published Wednesday, 19 March 2014

THE Endeavour Team, which is taking an innovative partnership approach to tackling community protection issues throughout Hinckley & Bosworth, has gained a prestigious award.

The team was presented with the silver award in the Community Matters category of the prestigious Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise (iESE) awards.

The Endeavour Team is a dedicated partnership team comprising core members of the Borough Council community safety, environmental health, housing and street scene teams, the police, fire service and County Council services. These professionals bring their skills together in order to resolve issues of anti social behaviour, environmental concerns, safety and vulnerability and address community concerns.

Since its formation in 2012 it has proved to be a huge success, making a real difference to the local community and to the effectiveness and efficiency of the council and its partners.

Councillor David Bill, Executive Member for Partnerships and Neighbourhoods, said:

“We are now seeing the real benefits of the close working partnership between the police and all of us involved in community safety. Now that the Hinckley Hub is up and running, having everyone together under one roof means that this co-operation has become even more effective and efficient.”

Sharon Stacey, Chief Officer for Housing, Community Safety and Partnerships at the Borough Council, added:

“This award is fantastic in its recognition of the positive impact on the community Endeavour has had, through its dynamic, pro-active response to improving local services for local people”.

Inspector Jonny Starbuck, LPU Commander for Hinckley and Bosworth Local Policing Unit, said:

“Getting this award really showcases just how effective Hinckley and Bosworth’s partnership approach is in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. It’s really great that the project has received national recognition and it will continue to bring great value to the community.”

The iESE was set up by a network of councils to find new and better ways of working. It is helping to deliver improved services at a lower cost and to implement new income generating solutions.

Last updated: 19/03/2014 13:27