A member of staff from North Tyneside Council has been recognised nationally for his ‘outstanding’ work.
Colin Boxshall, the local authority’s safer estates manager, took home the Practitioner of the Year Award at the Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group (SLCNG).
The award is given to someone who has demonstrated exceptional commitment, produced positive results and inspired others.
Colin, who has worked for North Tyneside Council for 41 years, was praised for his outstanding work and the major contribution he has made in tackling anti-social behaviour in North Tyneside.
After accepting the coveted prize, Colin said: “It was a real honour to be named Practitioner of the Year. Being nominated for the award by my own team makes the award extra special. It was such a shock when I was told I had won.”
“Like the council, I am committed to ensuring North Tyneside is a wonderful and safe place to live and it’s great to be acknowledged for such work.”
Colin set up the safer estates team in 2004, which reduces anti-social behaviour by supporting victims and taking action against those who cause it, and has managed it ever since.