Community Contributions Recognised
At its recent well-attended AGM Werrington Neighbourhood Council (WNC) recognised the wide ranging contributions made by some special local people to the Community. The good citizenship youth award was presented to a Well Being Group from Ken Stimpson Community School. Bridget Holland, received the Community Education award for her 20 years as the Chair of Governors at the school, a role from which she has just retired. Community Contribution awards went to Alan Smith, the former WNC Planning Committee Chair and Mary Palmer, to acknowledge the many years of service given as the bookings secretary of Werrington Community Association. Tim Fox received the Environment Award for his long-standing efforts organising a litter picking group around Cuckoo’s Hollow. The main award, the Werrington Award, went to Gil Alexander for his many many years of volunteering with the Scout and Guide and Community Association
The meeting also received officer reports and elected residents to all the vacant positions on the Council, including two new members.
There then followed two excellent, illustrated and informative presentations. The first by Andy Sadler of the Environment Agency, who gave an update on the improvements being made to Werrington Brook. He explained to the meeting that these will not only give the brook a more attractive appearance but will also improve the water quality and encourage a greater diversity of wildlife. Catherine Duerden then told the meeting about the work and some projects of the Froglife group, whose headquarters are based in Werrington. She also gave some fascinating facts about the frogs, toads, lizards and snakes that are likely to be found locally. This made a very enjoyable conclusion to the meeting.
Vince Moon, WNC Chair