heroes in the Burnham-On-Sea area receive county awards
unsung heroes in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been congratulated by
Somerset County Council this week.
council's Chairman, Cllr David Fothergill, congratulated Sedgemoors
unsung heroes for services to their community during a special
the county 50 people were nominated by their local County Councillor
or Parish Council for a 'Chairmans Award for service to
event was held at Taunton Rugby Club, where Cllr Fothergill congratulated
each nominee before awarding them a certificate and small commemorative
them was Dot Anderson for her work in Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea.
She has given more than 40 years of public service within the
community. Dot is well known to many people across a wide age
range within the Berrow and Burnham, having been a local midwife
for some 35 years.
is a very cheerful and committed volunteer with a number of clubs
and charities and even completed a charity parachute
jump for charity in Australia two years ago. She has been
a member for over 15 years of the Moose International Ladies,
a committed supporter of the Air Ambulance and the Childrens
Hospice Southwest. She is also an enthusiastic member of the fundraising
team of Berrow Community Association who arrange regular fundraising
events to support the village hall.
and Eileen Corkish from the village of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea
also received awards, which were collected by their son and daughter
Martin and Faye (pictured right).
and Mrs Corkish have both made an enormous commitment to the village
of Mark. Mrs Corkish has been on the Parish Council since 1998
and was Chair for 13 years. Always available to give quick and
accurate advice on planning and other legislated issues affecting
the community, she strived to keep delays to a minimum and within
budget. Mr Corkish has long been associated with Mark Community
Association as both Chairman and Treasurer. His business acumen
and commitment has seen Mark Village Hall develop into a vibrant
and energetic facility that caters for all ages, most recently
with the establishment of a Multi Use Games Area.
Fothergill said: "It was a huge honour to personally thank
all the award winners for their services to their community. Often,
they are the kind of people who dont enjoy the limelight,
but I think its important they are publicly thanked for
the significant role they play in improving the lives of others
in their community."