Award success in 20th year

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A DISTINCTION has been awarded to Scarborough’s Anti Theft Group as they are re-accredited with a Safer Business Award in their 20th year.

The award, originally called the Safer Shopping Award, was originally presented to Scarborough Anti Theft Group in 2002 and focuses on the success of the group, rewarding their good practice among local Safer Community partnerships, linking retailers and other businesses with the Police, Council and CCTV.

The Home Office representative Richard Barron, in his report stated Scarborough Anti Theft Group achieved the national standard with distinction, for management of business crime reduction partnerships and was particularly impressed by the cleanliness of the town.

Chairman Janet Jefferson and co-ordinator Alan Bruce said that they are delighted with the award which they felt would boost the town’s economy, reduce the fear of crime and continue to promote Scarborough as a safe shopping destination. Mrs Jefferson said; “Shopping is a vital part of tourism, with many of our visitors specifically coming to shop. This award was the culmination of over 20 years’ hard work.”