Police cadets recognised for good work

Hastings police cadets with chief inspector Heather Keating
Hastings police cadets with chief inspector Heather Keating

A TEAM of police cadets were recognised for working with the community to tackle the problem of cycling on pavements, at the East Sussex Divisional Awards Ceremony.

The cadets identified a community concern through the Gensing Neighbourhood Panel, and in response created posters and a survey, and spoke to cyclists to get their viewpoint and explain concerns raised.

They also engaged young people at the local skate park.

As a result, there has been a noticeable reduction in cyclists on pavements in problem areas, which was then fed back to the community via the Gensing Neighbourhood Panel.

The cadets recognised for their hard work and innovation were leading cadet Peter Rye, cadet Amy Rowlands, cadet Kim Nash, cadet Sam Maclean, cadet Beckie Dales, cadet Lucy Ford, and cadet Aron Smith.

Chief inspector Heather Keating said: “Hastings has a very active and enthusiastic team of police cadets.

“I am extremely proud of them and the innovative work they did with the Gensing Neighbourhood Panel to tackle the problem of cycling on the pavements.”