Mayor’s Civic Awards celebrates dedicated community members

PUBLISHED: 09:58 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:09 12 April 2018

The Mayor of Havering Councillor Linda Van den Hende (Front centre) with winners of the Mayor�s Civic Awards at Havering Town hall. Photo: Havering Council

The Mayor of Havering Councillor Linda Van den Hende (Front centre) with winners of the Mayor�s Civic Awards at Havering Town hall. Photo: Havering Council

Havering Council

The dedication and hard work of volunteers, charity workers and community champions in the borough was celebrated at the Mayor’s Civic Awards, held at Havering Town Hall.

Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende said that she thought everyone nominated was worthy of an award, and that she had a tough job selecting the winners.

The annual awards took place in the council chambers on Thursday, March 29, and each recipient was given a framed certificate and civic award pin.

The full list of winners for their ‘meritorious service to the community’ were: Lesley Blowers, Robert Chesney, Chris Cooper, Michelle Fitzgibbons, John Peter France, PC Steve Hobday, PC Wayne Hopkins, PCSO June Richardson, Bob Orriss, Christine Robinson, Karen Speller, Mel St Pier, Brian Taffs, Graeme Turner, Joanne White and Jeremy Wilkes.

Coun Van den Hende said: “It’s just a nice way once a year to celebrate the exceptional work of the people of the borough.”

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