Honour for volunteer

James Webster and Insp Jackie Turton
James Webster and Insp Jackie Turton

A HEMSWORTH man who is helping make a difference in his community has been presented with a whistle from a top police chief.

James Webster, who is profoundly deaf, volunteers at the Hemsworth District Partnership and was keen to meet Sir Norman Bettison when he visited the town last month.

But the 21-year-old missed out on the chance and was instead presented with a whistle by Insp Jackie Turton - from the South Kirkby neighbourhood police team - on Sir Norman’s behalf.

The presentation was made at a recent fun day organised by the partnership at the West End Park, Barnsley Road.

They raised £300, which will go towards next year’s funday.