July 28, 2011
Awards winners in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge unveiled
names of eight
community-spirited residents in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
who are to receive Civic Awards next month have been announced this
Graham Cook, Frankie Gratton, Rosemarie Parsons, Mike Ross and
the Pusill family have been named by the Town Council as
winners of the awards, which will be presented on Sunday 14th
August during the 25th annual civic service in Burnham's St Andrew's
Cook (pictured above) was nominated for the time and effort he
has put in organising many free music events in the town, including
Burnham's annual FolkFest and events in the Manor Gardens, where
he provides sound equipment.
Parsons (pictured right) will also be given a Civic Award for
her involvement on many local committees, including the Sea Cadets,
St John's Church in Highbridge, and in particular as governor
of the new Churchfield School and Chairman of Highbridge Community
Mike Ross will also receive a Civic Award for his long-running
involvement as treasurer for many local organisations, including
BARB, Burnham RNLI and the BAY Centre.
Frankie Gratton will also receive an award for her involvement
with many community activities including WRVS, Blood Donors, Sounds
and Voices, Town Twinning, U3A, Ladies Circle and Burnhams
Amateur Dramatic Society to name a few.
A special award will also be made this year to the Pusill family
for their long involvement with Burnham's swimming club.
Pat (pictured right) will be rewarded for her dedication in running
Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Club for over 30 years.
has made it possible for many children and adults to learn to
swim and take part in galas and triathlons.
David Pusill will also be recognised for his support behind the
scenes, particularly with the large amount of paperwork, letters,
membership information, design, programmes and registers.
And Sarah Pusil will also receive an award for coaching and teaching
children, adults and disabled people to swim in Burnham.
This year's Civic Awards ceremony will be the 25th annual event
and it will also mark the presentation of the 100th award.
The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Michael Clarke and Maria Clarke,
will be joined by John Cullum, High Sheriff of Somerset, for the
ceremony at 3pm, which will be followed by a Civic Reception at
the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre.