A man who “goes the extra mile” for his community has been presented with the 2013 Neighbourhood Watch Special Award by Safer Ryedale.
Terry Wallis received the award from Chief Constable Dave Jones, of North Yorkshire Police, at the Neighbourhood Watch AGM at Pickering County Junior School last week.
As area co-ordinator for Kirkbymoorside and the surrounding area, Terry makes regular presentations to the community and has recruited new villages to Neighbourhood Watch and Rural Watch and has set up a system to communicate with other co-ordinators in the area.
He also works closely with the police, promotes watch schemes at agricultural shows, and represents Ryedale at local development meetings.
Inspector Andy Everitt, commander of Ryedale’s safer neighbourhood team, said he was “delighted” that Terry had been given the award.
“Terry is always there for people and really goes the extra mile to make our communities feel even safer,” he said.
“An example of Terry’s commitment was his willingness to help a local person resolve an issue whilst Terry himself was on holiday in Florida, Terry linked up his laptop and began communicating with me from the USA, I can honestly say his enthusiasm is infectious.”
Terry will now represent Ryedale at the county awards.