Recognition for second year for anti-crime group

AN organisation set up to work with businesses on crime prevention in Bicester and the surrounding district has retained its Safer Business Award with distinction.

Cherwell Crime Partnership, which works with local retailers, publicans, Thames Valley Police, Cherwell District Council and town councils to prevent retail crime and anti-social behaviour, was presented with its award by the Association of Business Crime Partnerships.

The award confirms the district as a safer place to live, shop and visit. Retailers involved in the partnership share information on offenders.

Co-ordinator Kym Curtis, said: “Retaining the award for a second time, and with distinction, will be a real boost for the partnership and underlines the hard work that we have put in to making Cherwell a safer place.”

For more information on the partnership, telephone Kym Curtis, on 01869 364540 or email