12 Good Citizens Award
Lyminge Parish Council hosted its second Good Citizen Awards ceremony on Friday 14th September 12 in Lyminge Village Hall. There were 16 nominations and all but 5 attended the event. The guest of honour, presenting the awards on behalf of the Kent Lieutenancy, was Deputy Lieutenant Ros McCarthy.
She congratulated Winners Daphne Andrews and Graham Barber on their Awards and sent congratulations to the 3rd winner, Rosemary Piddock who was unable to attend.
Good Citizen Award Winners
Daphne Andrews For work with several organisations: Rhodes Minnis Chapel and Village Hall, Historical Society etc.
Graham Barber For work with Etchinghill Village including the Petanque court
Rosemary Piddock For work on the refurbishment of Tayne Centre and work on the Historical Society publications
Receiving Certificates of Nomination were:
Alicja Antoniak Landlady of Coach and Horses – For creating the family friendly Pub that Lyminge needed.
Chris Blanch For general good works in the parish, especially Methodist Church, Tayne Centre, Historical Society etc.
Suzi Easton For being a general good neighbour in helping both the young and old
Gary Harrison For work with Lyminge Youth Action and help in the Parish over and above the demands of a KCC Community Warden’s role
Lawrence Lees For his volunteering work with the Parish Church, in organising street parties and general help in Parish celebrations.
Matthew Martin For exceptional work with Age (UK) clients
Jane Pace For work with the parish over and above what a Librarian’s job demands
Jane Seymour For work with Lyminge Youth Action
Bryan Webb For work with Etchinghill Village Hall and being a good neighbour
Also nominated but unable to attend were:
Helen Burr Leader and trainer for the Mad Hatter Project; teaching others many new skills.
John Piddock For work on the refurbishment of Tayne Centre
Lynne Rogers For work with the Etchinghill Residents Association and maintaining of the flower trough
Pam Wooding For work with Lyminge Youth Action
They were all presented with their certificates later.
Cllr. Richard Chubb, Chairman, said “The three village halls of Rhodes Minnis, Etchinghill and Lyminge, The Tayne Centre and the 30+ groups and organisations that use them are run by volunteers without whom, things would not happen. From these ranks we know there many unsung heroes, some of these we will meet tonight to recognise their efforts for the community with these Awards.
We also have people in the community service and business areas who do much more than the job requires so improving the help and service to our wonderful community. We also recognise some of these.
Because of the efforts of everyone here and all those others working quietly in our community, to make our Parish a better place to live, they make us all winners!”