Residents recognised as the 'lifeblood' of communities at awards ceremony!

Residents recognised as the ‘lifeblood’ of communities at awards ceremony!

Date published: 24 April 2018
community awards 2018 winners
Top row (from left): Mike Spencer, Norman Palmer, Lizzie Jordan, Alan Somerscales (Mayor of Caistor), Paul Bagshaw. Bottom row: David & Louis King, Alissa Stevens (middle)

West Lindsey District Council was delighted to recognise residents for their outstanding contribution to their local community.

Town and parish councillors, volunteers and community groups were invited to Hemswell Court, Hemswell to celebrate the 2018 Community Awards. They were treated to canapés and drinks to celebrate their nominations and awards.

Cllr Angela Lawrence, Chairman of the Council said: “These awards have been devised to find a way to honour the outstanding members of our district’s communities.  

“Councillors have shaped and created this awards ceremony to give recognition to the numerous people who give up much of their free time to make West Lindsey a better place. They are the lifeblood of our communities.”

Twins David and Louis King (86) of Caistor were given a standing ovation as they were presented with the Chairman of the Council’s Special Award for 2018.

Cllr Lawrence said: “Both David and Louis are stalwarts of their church and the community of Caistor. Among many activities they are both members of the male voice choir, indoor and outdoor bowls club, founding members of Caistor Amateur Dramatic Society, volunteers and founders of the Luncheon Club as well as involved in numerous fund raising events.

“David has been Governor at Caistor Yarborough School, a volunteer at Caistor Primary School, including being Father Christmas, scout leader, Sunday school leader, organist at the church, member of the British Legion and organiser and leader of Remembrance Day parade.

“Louis served on Caistor Town Council and was Mayor five times. He was Governor at Caistor Grammar School and also a volunteer at Caistor Primary School. He is a member of Caistor Civic Society, conductor of the male voice choir and Sunday school leader. They thoroughly deserve this special award.”

Louis said: “We are very honoured to accept the award. We have always done what we can to help out all our lives. My brother and I belong to different organisation and we do what we can for our fellow citizens.”

His brother David added: “It is wonderful to receive this award. Helping people is very important. Our Motto is God first, others second and yourself last and that is a very good code to live by.”

Mark Sturgess, Chief operating officer of West Lindsey District Council was delighted the council was able to give special recognition to its unsung heroes of the community.

He said: “Every member of the public nominated has given back so much to their communities and should be hugely congratulated, and I thank you for everything you do.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to the Glanford and Lindsey Lions, for sponsoring our trophies this year, to Shaun and all the staff at Hemswell Court for their wonderful hospitality and the jazz band Orchard from Queen Elizabeth High School in Gainsborough.”

Winners:

  • District Champion of the Year 2018
    Lizzie Jordan

  • Citizen of the Year 2018
    Paul Bagshaw 

  • Young Citizen of the Year 2018
    Alissa Stevens

  • Volunteer of the Year 2018
    Norman Palmer

  • Parish/Town Councillor of the Year 2018
    Brattleby Parish Council
    Mike Spencer

  • Community Group of the Year 2018
    West Lindsey Dementia Support Group

  • Parish/Town Council of the Year 2018
    Caistor Town Council
    Mayor of Caistor, Alan Somerscales (to collect)

  • Chairman of the Council’s Special Award 2018
    David and Louis King

Runners up:

  • Volunteer of the Year 2018
    Mr Michael Galligan

  • Parish/Town Councillor of the Year 2018
    Cllr James (Jim) Cousins

  • Young Citizen of the Year 2018
    Callum Smith

  • Community Group of the Year 2018
    Buddies Dementia Care Café
    The Keelby Luncheon Club Volunteers


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