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Mayor's Awards

2019 winners

Local unsung heroes recognised in the Mayor's Awards

At a special afternoon tea reception hosted by the Mayor at Parkside on 8 April 2019, local volunteers from across the Borough were publicly recognised for their contributions to the community.  The formal presentation of the awards was witnessed by the worthy winners' family, friends and nominators.

The list of winners are:

Awards of Merit:

Carol Parker - Volunteer Play Group Leader, Come & Grow at Thorpe Arnold & Samworth Centre Pram Club

  • Works tirelessly to provide outstanding baby and toddler groups for the community;
  • Runs two groups, plus highly successful weekend events (such as craft afternoons and family sessions) to bring families within the community together;
  • Provides invaluable support and shows great generosity to all;
  • Is a shoulder to cry on and a joy to laugh with and is far more than a play group leader;
  • Is ‘one in a million’ and an asset to Melton Mowbray.

Cyril Barnes - Community Volunteer

  • Has undertaken voluntary work for at least twenty years;
  • Delivers library books to those who cannot visit the library themselves through age or disability;
  • The books are a ‘lifeline’ to these people and Cyril gives time and energy to ensure they are always delivered, even arranging his holiday time around his deliveries;
  • Volunteers with Age Concern.

Daniel Gibby - Bottesford Football Club

  • Has made an outstanding contribution towards establishing a state of the art football facility at Bottesford, that will not only benefit Bottesford but the wider area;
  • The project did not happen overnight, many obstacles had to be overcome, both legal and financial, but the determination to succeed was apparent throughout;
  • The numerous football pitches, together with the magnificent Club House will bring pleasure and opportunity to all who use the facility.

Nick Dobney - Bottesford Football Club

  • Has made an outstanding contribution towards establishing a state of the art football facility at Bottesford, that will not only benefit Bottesford but the wider area;
  • The project did not happen overnight, many obstacles had to be overcome, both legal and financial, but the determination to succeed was apparent throughout;
  • The numerous football pitches, together with the magnificent Club House will bring pleasure and opportunity to all who use the facility.

Janet King - Church Warden, St James’ Church, Burton Lazars

  • Is an ‘unsung hero’, who gives her time and energy to improve outcomes and help others in the community;
  • Is a caring and compassionate person to talk to in times of need;
  • As an active Church Warden she has opened up a greater role for the church in the lives of those living in the community;
  • Has played a key role throughout the refurbishment of St James’ Church, which provides chancellery facilities, better access including wheelchair access, toilet facilities, storage, heating, kitchen, water, drainage and a quiet room for counselling and a meeting place etc;
  • The refurbishment affects the whole village and residents to the south of Melton and other villages. All are welcome at St James’.

Jenny Pengelly - Church Warden, St James’ Church, Burton Lazars

  • Is an ‘unsung hero’, who gives her time and energy to improve outcomes and help others in the community;
  • Is a caring and compassionate person to talk to in times of need;
  • As an active Church Warden she has opened up a greater role for the church in the lives of those living in the community;
  • Has played a key role throughout the refurbishment of St James’ Church, which provides chancellery facilities, better access including wheelchair access, toilet facilities, storage, heating, kitchen, water, drainage and a quiet room for counselling and a meeting place etc;
  • The refurbishment affects the whole village and residents to the south of Melton and other villages. All are welcome at St James’.

Pamela Smith - Volunteer Secretary, Melton Stroke Group

  • Actively undertakes voluntary service at the Stroke Club;
  • Demonstrates selfless commitment in her support of patients (some of whom live alone and really look forward to meeting together) and carers;
  • Makes a significant contribution to the community, encouraging those with similar experiences to meet together regularly.

Sudha Patel - Community Volunteer

  • Demonstrates selfless commitment to the elderly, vulnerable and housebound in the community;
  • Makes a significant contribution to the community in giving kindness and support by voluntarily delivering provisions to those in need.

Melanie Davies - Community Volunteer

  • Has been an active member of the community since moving to Somerby in May 2000 and is always the first to volunteer for any local event;
  • Organises community activities and events such as Camera Club, Somerby Singers, Fundraising, litter picks etc.  These activities draw the community together and benefit people in the Parish (ranging from those at Primary School, to those with an interest in the environment);
  • Regularly attends and contributes to Parish Council meetings;
  • Is a great motivator, encouraging people who may not have considered joining in village activities to participate and contribute themselves;
  • Has undertaken fundraising for Somerby Village Hall, initiating and organising events.

Young Citizen Award

The Children of Little Stars Day Nursery & Little Stars Nursery School

  • Give joy and happiness to the residents of Gretton Court;
  • Enthusiastically participate in the inter generational play project at Gretton Court
  • Use their weekly sessions of physical activity and play to foster positive relationships with the residents of Gretton Court.

The most outstanding of the Award of Merit nominations

Bottesford Football Club

In recognition of
•    The outstanding contribution made by officers, committee members and supporters of the club to enable the facility to be built.