On the shortlist

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Published: Friday, 7 April 2017

Havering Council’s innovative scheme to protect children going to and from school has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Council’s Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) scheme to improve the safety around four primary schools in the borough that was introduced at the first school in November 2016 has been shortlisted for an MJ (Municipal Journal) Local Government Achievement Award in the Delivering Better Outcomes category. The MJ Awards ceremony is one of the major events within the public sector calendar.

The Awards have been held every year since 2004 and this year’s awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 15 June 2017, at the Hilton in London’s Park Lane.

The award category that Havering Council have entered looks at how through innovation council teams have made a real difference to the lives of their citizens by providing better outcome-focused services or projects. Each category is judged by influential commentators from the private and public sectors.

Councillor Jason Frost, the Lead Cabinet Member for the PSPO Scheme, said:

“A number of our officers have worked very hard to successfully introduce the PSPO scheme to protect children going to or from school. The initial roll out to four schools has gone really well and I’m delighted that the scheme has been recognised by the judges at the MJ Awards as being worthy of shortlisting and am looking forward to making the case for our scheme to win the award when we face the second round of judging next week.”