Police officers honoured with NPW Commendations for work with Marlow Pubwatch scheme

Back row, left to right, Councillor Bob Johnson, Councillor Jocelyn Towns & Steve Baker NPW Chair;

Front row, left to right, PCSO Steve Watkins & PC Emma Taylor

Police officers who help establish Marlow’s first Pubwatch scheme have been awarded commendations to recognise their contribution to the town. PC Emma Taylor, 43, and PCSO Steve Watkins, 35, were honoured at Marlow Town Council Offices, in Pound Lane, by receiving National Pubwatch Commendations from Town Council Mayor – Councillor Bob Johnson.

The commendations are in recognition of their enthusiasm and commitment to working with local licensees to establish a new scheme in Marlow town centre.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, PC Taylor said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised for the work we’ve done – we’ve really enjoyed the whole process. Our job now is to maintain what we’ve done, but also growing it to get more people and businesses on board.”

Steve Baker Chairman of NPW said: “This is a new award from the NPW Committee to recognise the fantastic work being carried out at a local level by licensees and other stakeholders. Emma and Steve are wonderful ambassadors for the importance of partnership working with the pub and hospitality trade and a credit to Thames Valley Police. Their efforts have undoubtedly made the night time economy safer for people working and socialising in Marlow town centre”.

To nominate your own local Pubwatch champion look at the ‘Pubwatch Awards’ section of the NPW website www.nationalpubwatch.org.uk

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