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Heroes Of Communities Receive Mayor’s Award For Their Fantastic Service

Published on: 30 Apr, 2014
Updated on: 30 Apr, 2014

People who make a huge difference to their communities across the the borough of Guildford have been recognised for their work.

Local historians, community first responders, people from residents associations, museum volunteers and organisations were among more than 40 ‘community stars’ who attended a ceremony on Saturday (April 26). They all received The Mayor’s Award for Service to the Community, which celebrates those who make a real difference by giving their time, many in volunteer roles.

The recipients of The Mayor's Award For

The recipients of The Mayor’s Award For Services To The Community.

The Mayor, Diana Lockyer-Nibbs, presented the awards at the County Club (sponsors of the award) in Guildford High Street. She said: “All of those receiving awards were nominated by people whose lives have been touched by their kindness, generosity of spirit and endless enthusiasm. I am delighted to recognise the tremendous contribution that they have made within our local community.”

One of those who received an award for his community support role in the Westborough ward of Guildford with the Joining In! project which he co-ordinates is David Rose (also of The Guildford Dragon NEWS and local historian).

He said: “I was honoured to receive this award. The last time I was presented with anything like was was a medal when the school football team I played in won the Guildford and District Cup. I must have been about 13!

“The event on Saturday was a lovely afternoon. Civic secretary Kate Foxton read a citation about each of us before we were presented with our certificates by the mayor. Afterwards, us awards winners and our guests all enjoyed tea and cakes.

“When you attend an event like this, you really do get a feel of what great communities we have around here and what fantastic work so many people are doing – mostly unseen and often with little recognition.

“Hearing about what my fellow award winners are doing, from all parts of the borough, was very interesting. From a local news and media perspective, I wish we could feature them all!

“With my Joining In! role hat on, I have to say I was pleased that three others from the Westborough ward also received awards – Wayne McShane, Gordon Paterson and Wendy Taylor.”

The fill list of those who received The The Mayor’s Award for Service to the Community were:

Nicholas Brook
Jan Cook
Ian Cunliffe
Michelle Davis
Roger Dawe
Judith Drew
Philip Gorton
Alfie Gregory
Jill Harris
David Haskins
Steve Hill
Katalin Kantor
Victoria Karp
Jan King
Wayne McShane
Christine Maskell
Patrick Millar
Edna Millis
Nick Palmer
Gordon Paterson
John and Mrs Gina Redpath
David Rose
Pat Scott
Rachael Shaw
David Simmons
Brian and Mrs Doreen Smith
Mr and Mrs Christopher Stanworth
Brian Starkey
Wendy Taylor
The Holiday Inn Guildford
The Pirbright Scarecrow Team
Richard Tolley
Mrs Rosemary Wallis
Mr John Wolff. 


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  1. Cllr Zöe Franklin Reply

    April 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    A truly inspiring group of people who it’s great to see honoured in this way.

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