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WELL-DESERVED: Pinner PCSO chuffed with Harrow’s Heroes nomination 

 Published on: 5th October 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

One of Pinner’s Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) has been nominated for a Harrow’s Heroes award for his hard work during the pandemic.

PCSO Lee O’Brien has been praised for his approachable attitude when speaking to residents, listening to their concerns and giving appropriate advice when there is crime in the area.

The council have decided to honour the incredible work by key workers and volunteers across the borough during the coronavirus pandemic and announced all the nominees via their social media channels throughout September.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, celebrations have been moved online this year.

Speaking to PinnerNews, Lee said: “I’m very appreciative after being nominated for this. It’s humbling to think that someone has taken the time to think of me for this award. We’re all in a unique time in our lives and it’s good to see the public recognise all the hard work that keyworks have put in, not just the PCSOs.

“On the whole, the Pinner community has been very strong during the pandemic and have been extremely disciplined. It’s definitely been quieter than usual, but I’ve still been in touch with many residents through social media.”

Everyone who has been nominated for a Harrow’s Heroes award will receive a special certificate from the council to highlight their hard work.

Lee admitted he didn’t have any expectation of being nominated.

He added: “As I see it, I’m just doing what I get paid to do and what I love to do. However, I’m absolutely chuffed to have been nominated. Many people have gone under the radar with the hard work they’ve done.”

The Pinner Association also congratulated Lee on his nomination. 

They posted on their website: “Congratulations to our PCSO Lee O’Brien of the Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team for being nominated as one of Harrow’s Heroes 2020. 

“Lee is well known to many in Pinner and has supported our community events.”

Councillor Sue Anderson, cabinet member for community engagement and accessibility, stressed the importance of recognising all key workers with this online celebration.

She said: “Those on the front line in the battle against COVID-19 must rightly be recognised as heroes – and we have our fair share of them in the borough.

“This online celebration of their efforts and those of others who have done some amazing volunteering work, recognised their selfless spirit and community action – and this is our way of saying thank you.”

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