10 Good Citizens Award
 
Lyminge Parish Council hosted its first Good Citizen Awards ceremony on Friday 11 June 10 in Lyminge Village Hall. The guest of honour, presenting the awards on behalf of the Kent Lieutenancy, was Deputy Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Godfrey Linnet TD DL. 
He congratulated Jean Howard, Rodney Watts and Adrian Willcox on their Awards.
Jean Howard has been active in the community for many years and is a valued member of the Lyminge Association, the Etchinghill Residents’ Association and Etchinghill Village Hall. She is also a volunteer for Age Concern Lyminge, Editor of the Lyminge Newsletter and a busy Grandmother – where does she find the time……….?
Rodney Watts has not lived in Etchinghill very long but he has made a significant difference to the community as Chairman of Etchinghill Village Hall and as a member of the Etchinghill Residents’ Association; guiding them through many a layer of bureaucracy to achieve their aims. 
Adrian Willcox is dedicated to Lyminge. He is Chair of the Lyminge Association, Treasurer of the Historical Society and helps many local community groups in practical ways, not least of which is his technical knowledge in providing the sound and lighting (and sometimes snow) for local events. He is an Ambassador for Guiding and about to become a Governor on the Board of the Primary School. Further congratulations are in order as he and Sandra will be taking some time off soon to get married…!
Receiving Certificates of Nomination were: Daphne Andrews, Margaret Boulter and Bill & Sue ChittyLiz Coleman was also nominated but could not attend due to prior commitments so she was presented with her certificate at a later date.
Cllr Richard Chubb, Chairman, said “The three Award Winners represent the very best of our community, clearly demonstrating that they go the extra mile and all those nominated inspire others and enrich the lives of everyone. They are the reason we all love living here”  

Worthy winners All