and Highbridge residents to receive Civic Awards today
residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to be honoured
for their service to the community with Civic Awards at a special
event today (Sunday).
annual Burnham and Highbridge Civic Service takes place in Highbridge
crier Alastair Murray, Burnham In Bloom's Jo Brown, former councillor
Dennis Davey, and RNLI operations manager Matt Davies are to receive
the awards during the annual service in St John's Church.
winners, chosen by the Town Council, were drawn up from a list of
nominees submitted by members of the public earlier this year.
has held the role of Town Crier since 2013 and is often heard ringing
his bell to inform residents and visitors about community events.
He supports the Mayor by attending many official functions and visits
and helps to 'meet and greet' coach visitors in the town. He is
also a founding member of the Panto Society and a regular performer.
is currently the Operations Manager at Burnham RNLI Lifeboat Station
where he has put in many hours of volunteer time. He is one of the
first people suffering from diabetes to be accepted by the RNLI
as operational boat crew and has been instrumental in lifesaving
joined the Rotary Club in 1995 and became its President. He's an
active member of the Fritzlar Twinning Society Committee and is
Vice Chairman. He served for 16 years as a town councillor, was
chairman of Sedgemoor District Council and is a former Mayor.
was nominated for her long involvement with Burnham In Bloom, helping
to brighten our streets with fantastic floral displays. Jo has been
the group's children's co-ordinator for 13 years and encourages
schools to take part. Jo is also well known as the friendly face
at Burnham and Highbridge's post offices.
and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr, Bill Hancock, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'm delighted with this year's choices - we have chosen four
people who have been an important part of community life in both
the towns for many years."