Well done to award winners

SIR, - It was an honour for me to attend last week's awards ceremony at Ballynahinch Baptist Church organised by the district's Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

As a member of the CSP I would like to pay tribute to everyone involved in organising what was an excellent event, reflecting the vibrancy and commitment of young people right across the district.

In particular, I would like to thank Mark, Priscilla, Stephanie and Janine from the CSP and the District's Policing Partnership for their continued efforts on behalf of these people of this district.

Over the years, these individual members have invested

a lot of time and effort in

community safety and policing issues and I am on record as

saying that Down District has

the best community safety partnership structure in Northern Ireland. It is simply second to none.

I would also like to congratulate all those who were presented with awards last week for their hard work and dedication in their respective communities.

I have no doubt that the areas where these young people live would be poorer if it hadn't been for their respective efforts.

Yours etc.