A PCSO’s scheme to reduce burglary in Heaton and Frizinghall Bradford has won this year’s i13 award.

PCSO Cath Elder, of the North Bradford Neighbourhood Policing Team, worked with the community on the project.

The ‘i’ is an annual scheme run by West Yorkshire Police and supported by the West Yorkshire Police Community Trust and The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, which offers grants of up to £200 for 11-18 year olds to carry out projects to improve their communities in conjunction with their local NPT. PCSO Elder created a crime prevention video and secured Proceeds of Crime cash for its exposure at venues such as surgeries and children's centres.

The group canvassed Frizinghall residents for two new ‘No Cold Calling Zones’. These were launched last month and will bar people from calling at more than 250 homes in the area.