moment for town PCSO as she receives community award
popular member of Highbridge's police team has this week received
a top accolade after being named 'PCSO Of The Year' for Somerset
West in the annual Community Policing Awards.
Gill Bawler received her award from Dr Moira Hamlin, Chair of
the Police Community Trust and Police Authority, as pictured above,
during a special ceremony.
Bawler told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm thrilled to receive
the award and would like to thank the Highbridge community, not
only for taking the time to vote for me, but for all the support
they have given the Beat Team over the last year."
feel proud to be a part of a dynamic community that not only wants
to improve, but gives up their time to make it happen."
we first reported earlier
this year, Gill was instrumental in setting up the successful
Highbridge Dreamscheme and has also spent many years working with
Highbridge Youth Club on the town's Morland estate.
a record number of entries in the overall competition, including
407 nominations for the Police Community Support Officer of the
Year award, the judges picked six finalists across the Avon and
Somerset Police region - with Gill scooping the honours in Somerset
Community Policing Awards encourage local people to nominate their
Neighbourhood Beat Manager, PCSO, Special Constable and Neighbourhood