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PCC invites nominations for awards ceremony to commemorate 100 years of women making Bedfordshire safer and of having the vote
To commemorate the century since women achieved the right to vote, Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, is holding an awards ceremony celebrating women who make Bedfordshire safer.

The afternoon celebration will take place on Monday 23 July and will consist of awards in 11 categories including a Survivor’s Award and a Life Time Achievement Award (full list detailed below). The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is welcoming nominations from as many people as possible and is encouraging those who feel they know someone worthy of the award to kindly complete the short form and return it by Friday 15 June to

Nomination Form for 100 Years Event

Commissioner Holloway said: “I wanted to celebrate 100 years of votes for women - after all I wouldn’t be here as PCC without them - but I wanted to do it in a meaningful way for communities and policing in Bedfordshire and to create a legacy for the future. The event will award women working not only in policing but in health, education and community groups and those helping to break the cycle of crime for offenders too. They will, quite literally, be the 100 women who make Bedfordshire safer and I need as many people as possible to get involved in voting for them via our website.

“But I also wanted to create something which can help strengthen relationships between police and communities into the future. Those women who attend on the day - and there will be 150 guests invited - will hopefully form a forum which we can consult over issues which affect them and their families and friends when it comes to crime and community safety moving forward.”

The nominations for the Women who make Bedfordshire safer awards are as follows:

Voluntary Award
An individual who has volunteered their time in the support of others.

Young Persons Educational Award
An individual or team that has worked with young people to educate/support them to ensure their safeguarding.

Health Carers Award
An individual who is dedicated to looking after those with health care needs.

Offender Rehabilitation Services Award
An individual or group who have assisted in the rehabilitation of an offender.

Community Group Award
A team from the community that has given a particular focus to safeguarding

Blue Light Awards
A team within the blue light arena that has particularly supported safeguarding.

Victims Services Award
An individual or team that has provided excellent service to victims.

Bedfordshire Police Officer or Staff Award
An individual officer or Police staff member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for safeguarding.

Life Time Achievement Award
An individual who has a long history of supporting people in the safeguarding arena.

Survivors Award
An individual who has used personal experience to help others.

Woman of the Year Award
Giving recognition to a woman who has inspired and influenced other women.

“To be absolutely frank, over the past two years, I have learned of so many women who are right at the heart of keeping this county safe and yet too few of them are fielded by their organisations to represent them or make formal presentations to me as PCC. I need to tap into all that female experience and talent for the benefit not only of Bedfordshire Police but for all our communities across the county as well,” added the PCC.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 June 2018. To make a nomination, please visit our website - - and download a nomination form. Please return all completed forms via email to: For more information or to enquire about sponsoring/ attending the event, please email or call the office on 01234 842064.