Our first Big Thank You Award – we received over 90 nominations from residents for other residents and volunteers who made a difference to the community.
We held the award ceremony as part of our Christmas activities and also with the AGM included.
It was a very busy day and with hindsight there was too much going on. For the 2018 awards we will have a separate Christmas event but keep the AGM and Thank you awards together
Here is the full list of nominations we received
here is a photo from the day
Every nominee was presented with a certificate by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Mary Hopkinson. As there were such a large number of nominations we decided to award a special prize for each of the 4 themes across the plan as follows
Things to do and places to go: The Warm Welcome Club: Mavis Raines
Ethel Burton, Debra Ward
For all their hard work and dedication to make the warm welcome luncheon club a friendly and happy place to local residents to meet.
Access and the Environment: The Gardening Team at All Saints Church: Alan Boswell, Brian Bostock, David Pickworth, Ken Udall
The work that they do most days to keep the church yard and grounds maintained and tidy
Quality of Life: Lindsey Rice
Taking a dinner round to her neighbor every day and buying meals for him to cover when she was away on holiday
Education and training: The Reading Buddy team at Ladywood Primary School: Young learners: Abby Jameson, Bethany Martin Brooks, Taylor Frettingham, Sylvie Humphreys
Showing the drive and determination to offer Ladywood children a library service giving up time before and after school and leaving the lasting legacy of the reading shed
It was so good to hear of all of the volunteering and work done by residents to make Kirk Hallam such a great place to live.