Galashiels Safer Town Partnership won the award for their work making the town centre a safe place to shop.
Since it started 12 months ago, shoplifting has fallen by nearly 20%.
The scheme targets retail crime, including forged notes, shoplifting and fraud.
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Peter Morrison had been sending text messages and driving at excessive speeds in rain and wind before the crash near Tebay in February 2016.
Richard Wales tried to sell a tiger's head, tiger claws and a leopard claw with adverts on Gumtree and eBay.
Young's Seafood itself is now on the market. The potential sale is understood not to have an affect on the possible closure of Pinneys.