DRA Community Awards 2013
Our last meeting of 2013 was held on Monday 9th December at the Old Crown.
As well as it being an opportunity to meet fellow residents and partners to thank them for their support over the course of the year, DRA also took the chance to hold their second annual Community Awards!
2013 was a bumper year for DRA, working towards their goals to build a safer, cleaner and friendlier Digbeth. The Digbeth Police team have received fantastic feedback for their Protect Yourself workshops (more dates coming soon!); since this was an initiative suggested at a DRA meeting by a local business owner and delivered in partnership between the Police and residents, it really is an example of the whole community coming together to make Digbeth feel safer. As a thank you, APS Pattinson collected a DRA Community Award on behalf of the whole Digbeth Police team.
Also receiving a DRA Community Award was resident and Peaky Tour Guide Rosie Pocklington, who delivered an outstandingly popular tour which featured on BBC Midlands Today, local press and radio, and even as far as the Irish Sunday Independent! Rosie’s enthusiasm has certainly made Digbeth a friendlier place to be!
The Old Crown have been fantastically supportive of DRA over the whole year, and as such, we presented Ciaran Healy with a DRA Community Award on behalf of everyone at the pub for their help.
Last (but not least I’m assured!), Digbeth is Good Editor Pamela Pinski received a DRA Community Award for creating a community resource at Digbeth.org.
Here’s hoping that 2014 will be an even bigger and better year for DRA, and if you have any nominations for individuals or organisations you would like to be considered for a DRA Community Award in 2014, do let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org!