|Harry Faulds joined
Cambuslang Bowling Club in 1989. A keen bowler and
member he soon became a Director and in season 1993-94
was elected club President.
Four years later 1997-98 Harry became club President
again serving a second term.
As an active Past President and member Harry is ever
present at club tournaments and social events and is
never happier than when in his favourite position
........ aye, holding a mic !
I captured this photo of him at the Ne'erday party
in 2007-08 and its
him to a tee!
Harry joined Strathclyde's finest as a cadet in 1979 and has
served loyally all these years in various departments. He
retired from the force in 2010
PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
He was nominated for a Glasgow Community Champion
The award is given to outstanding young people,
life-changing organisations and public service workers
well above and beyond the call of duty.
was one of the driving forces who helped setup the Operation
Reclaim Project, which offers sporting activities to combat
anti-social behaviour and gang fighting and is used by 3000
The £1.38million project now operates in seven sites and is
used by 3000 youngsters in north Glasgow, and around 38% of the
people, aged 6-19, are from black and ethnic minority
evening times newspaper article
ASYLUM liaison officer Harry Faulds takes his beat very
seriously. So much so, that in 2004 he took to knocking on doors
around Red Road in Springburn to lay the foundations of youth diversionary
project Operation Reclaim.
Five years on and the activity programme has grown legs to
include a football league for 2800 young people and a
cheerleading programme with over 100 members. Around 38% of
young people, ranging in age from 6-19, are from black and
ethnic minority backgrounds.
The idea aimed to tackle territorialism, anti-social behaviour
and a recreational racism' that saw nine asylum seekers attacked
in one night on Faulds' patch.
More than 200 young people turned up on that
first night for the project which has since expanded into an
£1.38million operation across seven sites in Sighthill, Royston,
Blackhill, Quarrywood, Springburn and Milton. Two uniformed
officers now supervise sporting activities such as football,
basketball, cricket, golf and cheerleading three nights a week
in each of the playing fields. The activities are taught by
qualified coaches from local sports company Sidekix.
And the effects have been felt in the wider community with
violent crime, graffiti and gang-fighting dropping by up to 81%
in some areas. The Strathclyde Police constable was last
November 2008 nominated for the Jane's Police Review Gala
Diversity in Action national award with colleagues Constable
Helen Cobban and Constable Anthony Gallagher.
The Barmulloch-born 47-year-old, who leaves a rich legacy behind
when he retires after 30
years' service next September 2010, said: "We're now
supplying them with something to do and the kids have backed
that up by coming along and staying away from gang fighting.
The feedback from the local community
is that they feel it's safer and they can go and use the areas
and that the areas are improving."
"I'm proud of what we've achieved and that the crime
figures have dropped. You would think there must be a level
where it will stop and it will start to go back up, but it's
not. It's continuing to drop."The kids see the cops and
they build up a better relationship and they see that they are
.........and Cambuslang Bowling Club is
proud of our Past President.
PC Harry Faulds was a winner in 2009 for helping bring together
people from all racial backgrounds