MAL SHIELD, the scheme manager of Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing's warden service has been appointed a regional champion.
He will now spread the message about the good work done by wardens throughout Yorkshire and Humberside.
He has worked for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing since April, 2001, and will continue to manage the neighbourhood warden service in the area.
But he will now also spend up to 25 days a year promoting the warden service across the region and supporting and advising on new schemes.
He will also help in setting up training sessions and conferences.
Mr Shield said: "Personally, it's very pleasing to have received recognition for my efforts.
"But it's really an acknowledgement of the hard work and support given by everyone involved in trying to make the Kirklees warden scheme successful.
"Particular thanks should go to the area housing teams, West Yorkshire Police, local tenants' and residents' associations and of course, the wardens themselves."
He added: "Our scheme has often been put forward as a role model for others. We have always offered our support to new schemes in other parts of the region.
The Kirklees Neighbourhood Warden Service has 16 wardens.
They work in areas including Primrose Hill, Almondbury, Cowlersley, Golcar, Newsome, Ravensthorpe and parts of Dewsbury.
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