Congratulations to Lyn Woodward

Lyn Woodward with her award for NHW Member of the year 2018

ACT Policing would like to congratulate Lyn Woodward on being awarded the ACT Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Member of the Year for 2018.

The award recognises an individual who has volunteered their time as a member of ACT NHW. They empower people and communities through strong and effective partnerships that promote the safety, security and wellbeing of the local Community.

Lyn is a member of Bonython NHW and has been an active member of the committee for more than nine years. When Bonython NHW first started, and before they had access to the Community Hall, Lyn offered up her home for regular meetings.

Lyn is the Bonython Newsletter Editor, collecting and delivering editions to other distributors and local members.

President of ACT NHW Margaret Pearson said Lyn is an invaluable helper; often managing NHW issues and stepping up to facilitate residents meetings when the Area Coordinator is unavailable. 

“She is a marvellous advocate for NHW; spreading the word to many through her other varied activities like clogging, Family History group and other Tuggeranong ‘55 Plus Club’ events.

“Lyn is always willing to talk about NHW and encourage locals to join and be part of what has become an active community association. 

“She is the person who ‘walks the walk and talks the talk’ for anything involved with NHW in her area.

“Lyn was nominated for the award to acknowledge her contribution and dedication, and recognise her worth for all that volunteers and NHW stand for in our local community,” Ms Pearson said.

When we caught up with Lyn, she was a bit overwhelmed by the award.  

“Honestly, It’s very humbling to be recognised for doing something that comes naturally in your suburb,” she said.   

Acting Superintendent Intelligence and Community Safety, Kylie Lawson said it’s people like Lyn who bring neighbours together.

“ACT Policing relies on information from the public to help solve crime, but it’s also important that neighbours talk to and look out for each other, share what’s happening in their community and stay safe.”