|The Newton Shredders – Young People win prestigious award|
The Newton Shredders have been awarded the title of Young Citizens of the Year from Crimestoppers. The group have been working hard together over the past 18months to try and raise awareness, campaign and promote the need for a skate/bmx park in Bakers Park. They have delivered over 500 consultation letters and carried out surveys with the local police amongst a few of their many tasks.
The Shredders were put forward for the award by local PCSO Charlotte Perkin who they have been working with for the past 18months. She says ‘The group’s dedication and enthusiasm to get a facility in the area was the main reason I nominated them. They have worked so hard, it all started due to complaints of them carrying out their hobby in the local area where they live, they wanted to turn that around and find somewhere for them to use which wouldn’t cause annoyance to residents. A big well done to the group’