22nd April 2022 | News in your area

Spelthorne honours volunteers

On Tuesday 19th April, The Lord- Lieutenant attended the Spelthorne Civic Trust Awards where Spelthorne Borough Council paid tribute to 18 volunteers at the award ceremony which honours residents for their voluntary service in the Borough.

The evening included a presentation of a specially commissioned embroidery award to recognise the contribution of volunteers from Spelthorne during the Covid Pandemic. This was presented to Voluntary Support North Surrey to recognise the extraordinary impact volunteers had supporting residents in the Borough

Spelthorne Civic Award Trust recognise individuals who have given at least 12 years’ service to volunteering in the Borough, while letters of commendation are awarded to those who have done a further 10 years. Between them this year’s winners have given more than 200 years of service to the Borough and represent the best of our communities.

Civic Awards were given to:

John Brassington (Shepperton Remembrance Services), Keith Anthony Goldson (Sight Impaired Services), Brian Hewitt (Bronzefield Visitor Coordinator), Cllr Vivienne Leighton (Shepperton Conservation), Sheila Montague (Promoting Local History), John Stabler Shepperton Cricket Club), Raymond Tanner (Village Allotments), Clive Gervase (Tibbits Care In The Community), Margaret Bennet (Halliford Rainbows and Brownies), Diana Brown (Scout Active Support),Claire Clare (Group Leader 7th Ashford Scouts), Harvey Hieke (Leader Beaver Cubs and Scouts), Rebecca Pembroke (Leadership In Brownies and Guides), Gary Waters (Staines District Scouts), Julie Waters (Division Commissioner Spelthorne Brownies), Joanne Williams (6th Sunbury Brownies)

Letter of Commendation given to Gwen House (Guide Movement) and Margaret Seager (2nd Shepperton Guides)

Special Borough Volunteer Award for Covid Years is to be accepted on behalf of all Borough Volunteers by Solette Sheppardson CEO, VSNS and Helen Frary Chair, VSNS

Cllr Ian Harvey, Mayor of Spelthorne for 2021/22, said: “It is a privilege to reward these fantastic volunteers with their Civic Awards. These winners represent the best of this Borough as they have put the needs of others above their own. I also want to commend Voluntary Support North Surrey for their special award in relation to their incredible work coordinating volunteers over the last two years of the Coronavirus pandemic. We also know that many good deeds go unnoticed so, if you know someone who has been serving their community, we urge you to put their name forward so they can be appreciated by the wider community.”

Nominations are invited annually for individuals who have shown dedicated service for at least 12 years. Candidates are not required to be residents in the borough providing the work for which they are nominated is carried out within Spelthorne.  A Letter of Commendation was introduced in 2003 and is presented to those who have already received a Civic Award and have continued that service for at least a further 10 years.

Mayor of Spelthorne, Voluntary North Support Surrey, Lord-Lieutenant

Nomination forms are available from the Trust Secretary, David Martin civicawards@gmail.com  Closing date for nominations is 31 January 2023.

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