parish councillor receives community service award
Highbridge parish councillor has been awarded Somerset County
Council's Chairman's Award for Service to the Community in recognition
of her work in the village.
Salway from Basonbridge near Highbridge was nominated for her
service as a parish councillor for the past 35 years.
Jenny was Chairman of the council for 12 years and, at 80, she
is a member of The British Legion and Royal Air Force Association,
a pre-school governor, a governor at East Huntspill School, a
member of the Church Hall Committee and a Harvest Home Committee
a member of the WI, she has helped raised funds to purchase land
and build a village hall, and also helped buy land for a village
County Council Chairman John Edney presented her - and 65 other
people across the county - with awards for services to the community.
The awards were presented in a ceremony at Taunton Rugby Club.
Cllr Edney said: "The number of awards presented this year
is the highest weve ever had so it goes to show that community
spirit is alive and well and living in Somerset. We heard remarkable
stories of what people in all walks of life carry out, things
that might not otherwise happen without their goodwill."