Pub manager Kate Hirschfield has been praised by local police and the district council – for her contribution to the community.
Kate, manager at The Thomas Lloyd, in Warwick, won the business category of the Warwick District Civic Awards.
The awards are designed to highlight the efforts of those who have contributed to community life, the environment, culture or business in the area.
Kate (pictured receiving her award from chairman of Warwick District Council Judy Falp) was responsible for helping to set up the Warwick pubwatch scheme, with community support officer Sebastian Apostol. Six pubs were enrolled initially and the scheme is now supported by a number of other pubs in the town.
Police community support officer Sebastian Apostol, who nominated Kate, told the Warwick Courier newspaper: “A lot of the success which we have had, in improving our town and pub-goers’ behaviour, would not have been achieved so quickly, had it not been for Kate being so totally professional and supportive.
“With her help, we have turned Warwick town centre into a really pleasant, safe and fun place to be – day and evening.”
Kate, who is currently on maternity leave, said: “I did not expect the award. It is a great honour and one of which I am very proud.”