Local Volunteer Receives Award for Supporting SCLT in Community


Mr Liam Doyle is a long-time resident of the attractive village of Uphill on the outskirts of the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset. For the last 2-years Liam has taken the local Neighbourhood Watch to a remarkably professional standard, co-ordinating the many individual watch leaders to bring a 100% level of coverage to the 800 homes in the Uphill area.


During the same period, Liam, an ex-paratrooper and prison officer, has also helped keep the older adults   of the village safe by working with the Senior Citizen Liaison Team Charity to ensure every elder member of the community received their own copy of the Senior Siren Magazine, which contains a wide breadth of safety and lifestyle advice for the over 55's.


Recognising Liam's impressive and selfless level of committment to his community, the SCLT Trustee Board submitted an application for liam to be recognised for his achievements in the neighbourhood. So, on Thursday 20th November 2014, Liam was presented with a 'Pride Award' by the Police & Crime Commissioner of Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Mrs Sue Mountstevens.


Liam received his award certificate at a luncheon and ceremony which was held at Police Headquarters in Portishead, Bristol.


Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "If only people could hear half of the stories that people tell me, I have no doubt that it would make them feel as proud as I feel. It is important for us all to take a moment to reflect on what has been achieved and when you do it is incredibly heart-warming.


"These awards were particularly special as not only do they mark my two year anniversary but today is also Children’s Commissioners Takeover Day and I was pleased to welcome young people to spend the day finding out more about my role."


SCLT Director Ash Jones, joined Liam and his wife Margaret at the ceremony, he said, "People like Liam are the backbone of the community and go out of their way to make life better for others. They never ask, nor expect any recognition, so it was our greatest pleasure to make a nomination to the Commissioner to recognise Liam's efforts and I have been delighted to have joined them on their special day at Police HQ"