March 10, 2011
community awards for Burnham-On-Sea
and Berrow police
officers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week won several
prestigious awards in the annual competition to find the best
bobbies on the beat in the Avon and Somerset force area.
Esther Robinson from Burnham Police won the title of Somerset
West Beat Manager of the year in the annual Community Policing
Awards, while the Berrow Beat Team was named Somerset West Beat
Team of the Year.
PC Adrian Jones from Burnham-On-Sea Police was also highly commended
within the Neighbourhood Beat Manager category.
winners were announced during a ceremony held at Cadbury House
Hotel in Congresbury on Tuesday evening (March 8th).
Berrow Beat Team was nominated by local residents and businesses
after being described as an 'always-visible presence', following
success in the Pubwatch and Sitewatch schemes.
Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a tremendous
evening and it was great to see recognition
given by the community to those who serve the Burnham area."
achievement by Esther is an outstanding example of the service
that is offered. I am extremely proud to be a part of the
team here in Burnham."
organisers of the Community Policing Awards invite the public
to vote for individuals and teams that go above and beyond for
the communities they serve.
The awards, organised jointly by Avon and Somerset Police Authority
and the Constabulary, are funded entirely by sponsorship from
local and national organisations.
The ceremony was attended by over 200 people including Lord Lieutenants,
High Sheriffs, Mayors and senior police officers.
Chief Constable Colin Port said: "We have built on the success
of these awards year on year on year. Everyone who has come here
tonight is a winner for being nominated by people in the community
And District Commander for Somerset West, Chief Superintendent
Daimon Tilley, added: "I am extremely proud of all our winners
both at district and force wide level. We have some excellent
and very dedicated officers and staff across this district, which
I hope instils confidence within our communities. We are very
grateful to the public for taking the time to participate in these
(top) are the Berrow Beat Team with sponsor Richard Coulter: Inspector
Roger Tolley, PCSO Tracey Grobbeler, PC Esther Robinson and Sgt
Ian Kennett and (above) PC Esther Robinson with Chief Constable