Award winners in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge announced
names of four
community-spirited residents in Burnham and Highbridge who are
to receive Civic Awards have been announced this week.
Alexander, Mark Newman, Roger Packer and Jason Vickers have been
named by the Town Council as recepients of this year's awards, which
will be presented on September 8th at the 27th annual Civic Service.
awards will be handed out by Mayor Cllr Martin Cox and Brigadier
Tom Lang QVRM RD DL, Deputy Lieutenant for Somerset.
Alexander, pictured right, is the founder of Burnham Dreamscheme.
He was also a mainstay in the youth cafe.
works as a volunteer for Burnham Police and is chair for what
were once called PACT meetings.
is also Neighbourhood Watch and Speedwatch co-ordinator.
puts many hours into many projects and events in Burnham and is
always happy to help other groups when required.
Newman, right, runs Burnham's highly-regarded community
website, Burnham-On-Sea.com, which has been providing news and promoting local groups and
events across the area for over ten years.
is also Chairman of BARB, the town's rescue hovercraft charity, and Chairman of Burnham Chamber of Trade.
is also a founder member of BiARS, the community organisation
set up to run Burnham's Tourist Information Centre, and continues to be
a member of its management committee.
Packer, right, has for 55 years rung the bells at St Andrews
Church for Sunday Services, public events and weekly practices.
years ago he became Captain of the Ringers when he became responsible
for organising ringing, and teaching new recruits, maintenance
of the bells and liaising with visiting bands of ringers, wedding
parties and visiting tradesmen. He also helps with ringing and
training. Roger is also always happy to help with odd jobs around
the church and in 2008 he took over care of the church clock.
Jason Vickers is a marathon runner for charity who is partially
disabled and was a torch bearer at the 2012 Olympic Games, working
tirelessly for local charities.
who is a familar face at the town's Tesco store where he works,
is also a Burnham Lions Club member and tries to get involved
in as much Lions work as he can.
year's Civic Awards service will be preceded at 2.50pm by a short
procession through Burnham by the civic dignitaries from The Princess
Theatre to St Andrew's Church.
the service, a collection will be taken in aid of BARB and the
St Andrew's Church Appeal.