Double ceremony held at Keyham Green Places community centre to recognise the huge efforts being made by local residents to improve the area
Keyham Neighbourhood Watch was presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services at a formal ceremony in Keyham, Plymouth. An equivalent to an MBE for volunteering groups. Believed to be one of only 3 Neighbourhood Watches in history to be awarded this accolade and acknowledged by the Queen.
This was presented by HRH Lord Lieutenant of Devon David Fursdon, alongside the Lord Lieutenant Deputy Lord Lt Simon Young and Plymouth Lord Mayor Sue Dann.
Kevin Sproston founder and co-chair of Keyham Neighbourhood Watch said, “The team have put so many hours into supporting the community during Covid, the Keyham shooting and other events, that being recognised in this way for myself and team is great, and a memory that will last forever”.
This is a massive achievement for all of the Neighbourhood Watch group for all their work over the last 5 years and great for them to be recognised. They were presented with a beautiful crystal trophy and a certificate signed by the Queen herself.
Plymouth Mayor Sue Dann said, "This is the special one, the Queen always loved the communities and for them to get this award from her is big. It’s just absolutely fantastic."