For her dedication and commitment to both the Grosvenor Centre, which she has looked after for coming up to 15 years. And also the Memorial Village Hall. Hirers of the Grosvenor comment on how well it is kept and looked after; she meets and greets hirers and does so much more than her role requires. She has also been a member of the Memorial Village Hall committee for many years and was instrumental in keeping the Friday night bingo group going. She manages the table top sales trying to raise much-needed funds for the Hall. She does a fabulous job in all her roles all for the benefit of the community.
2 Ian Rizzotto
I am out and about a lot around the village, early in the morning - running. Unfortunately, there is often a lot of litter, take away cartons drinks bottles etc. on the car parks and play parks, especially at the weekend. Mr Rizzotto cleans it all up…. without fail every day/week… making the parks usable, sometimes removing broken glass etc. I feel that this unnoticed (because we are all in bed still) act of kindness, serving others without the expectancy of thanks, should be recognised.
3 Tracey Harris
She runs the baby and toddler group at the Methodist Church every Thursday, even during school holidays and only having 2 weeks off at Christmas. She doesn’t have any children there and does it on a voluntary basis. I have just moved back to the village and have been helping her out, I am so proud of her giving up her time not only setting up and running the group but going the extra mile organising events, Christmas parties with Santa etc. She also helps out GG’s youth club with Jordan when they are short-staffed. Very proud mum.
4 Norman & Sheila Hailes
Norman and Sheila do so much. They help organise the Carnival Committee, take part in Tea and Toast every week, help with messy church. They run the over 80’s Lunch Club and have also helped with the Afternoon Tea for the over 80s. They provide Christmas Dinners for people and run a group in Impstones on a Friday. And this is just a snapshot of what they are involved in,
6 Dr Rana
Nothing is too much trouble for Dr Rana. He very rarely says no either to the dental centre team or to his patients. He values his staff and makes sure he thanks each and every one of us for our day’s work.
He is committed to developing his nurses and admin staff qualifications – personally, he has always told me that if I find a course I would like to do, to let him know and he will book it. I recently qualified as an Oral Health Educator thanks to Dr Rana and this counts as an A level if I choose to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.
He will see any number of emergency patients as he would never want to be turned away himself. He never likes to keep his patients waiting and treats them quickly and efficiently. He has struggled for 2 years with volume of work (dentists are very hard to find at the moment) but does not complain and continues every day with a smile on his face. We all keep him positive!
7 Jordan Archer
I would like to nominate Jordan Archer for an award. My daughter attends his Thursday night Youth Club and the difference it has made to her has been fantastic, especially through the winter months. She has that opportunity to meet up with her friends in a safe and monitored environment, outside school hours, having a fun and sociable time.
As a family we really appreciate the time, effort and initiative that Jordan puts into this group. Adding to the wonderfully positive comments I hear about him in and around the village, I think we are very lucky to have someone like this as part of our community.