Craig Mackinlay MP has presented a Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award to Kent resident, Neil Butcher, at a ceremony at One Great George Street in London.
Neil was awarded the honour in recognition of his work tacking underage drinking and anti-social behaviour, and making significant improvements to the lives of young people in the community. He initially established two Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAPs) in Ramsgate and Broadstairs. These bring together local retailers and licensees, trading standards, police, health services and education providers among others to tackle the problem of underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour. Neil is currently in the process of setting up a third CAP involving schools from Herne Bay.
The CTSI Hero Awards celebrate individuals, groups and organisations that make outstanding contributions in protecting consumers within our communities.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“This national CTSI Hero Award for Neil Butcher, a local resident, is thoroughly well deserved.
“I have known Neil for some time and he has worked tirelessly to tackle underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour in Kent, including Ramsgate and Broadstairs in my South Thanet constituency.
“Neil’s determination to combat anti-social behaviour in Thanet is outstanding. I pay tribute to him and to the businesses, schools, local councils, emergency services and many others in the community who support his work.”