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Gnosall Parish Council

(Including the wards of Moreton and Knightley)

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Parish of Gnosall and those who visit it.


Annual Assembly and Community Awards

Annual Assembly and Community Awards

The Parish Council was delighted to see so many parishioners at this year’s Annual Assembly at which interesting and informative presentations were delivered by community groups including the Parish Council itself, GG’s Youth Club, The Heritage Group, GLEAN (library working group) and Best Kept Village.  Our parish is fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers, many of whom are part of more than one community group, working hard to keep our parish such a vibrant and pleasant place to live.  What was clear from all of the groups represented was there is a need for more volunteers to help the groups maintain the valuable services.    The population of Gnosall has grown in recent years with the development of new houses and the Parish Council would love hear from any of our newer residents who may be able to help some of the many groups in a volunteer capacity.  Whatever spare time you may have, it would be appreciated.

 

To celebrate and acknowledge the dedication of a lot of the parish volunteers and community groups, nominations for awards were received from many members of our community.  All nominees were deemed to be worthy winners and it was difficult for a team of parish councillors to choose the overall winners.  However, this year’s winner of the Individual Award was Ann Andrews and the Community Award was awarded to AFC Gnosall.  Ann was recognised for her commitment to teaching  as both a teacher and  teaching assistant at our local primary school, for being a swimming teacher for many years, for her work and commitment with the First Responders and for being a caring neighbour and friend to so many.  AFC were recognised as a community group established only a few years ago that now has 5 or 6 teams competing weekly, is a fun and friendly club where each child, regardless of their ability, is given a chance.  The group has made a hugely positive impact on the lives of so many children with a group of dedicated coaches.

Other nominations were:

  1. Maggie Hughes for her involvement with the Friends of St Lawrence,  organising the over 85’s tea parties, work on the carnival committee and her regular visits to many of the village’s elderly residents and to Impstones Community Centre
  2. George Turner for his fundraising in support of so many village organisations and charities
  3. Rachel Green for providing a friendly environment where anyone, regardless of their circumstances, can go to chat
  4. Jordan Archer for the work with GG’s Youth Club and other village projects
  5. Paul Boston for the work he carried out for over a decade on the Railway and around the village
  6. Ken and Doreen Walker for years of work with Katherine House and with the Best Kept Village Team
  7. Mike Deegan for leading on so many successful parish council projects
  8. Dave Clarke – for leading the BKV team and its many projects
  9. Ade Turner for years of commitment to Gnosall First Responders
  10. Jan Hewes for years of commitment to Gnosall First Responders
  11. Brian Perkins for being a member of the Gnosall and District Voluntary Car Share Scheme for over 20 years
  12. Gnosall First Responders for their dedication and training in life skills for the benefit of the wider Gnosall community
  13. Gnosall and District Voluntary Car Scheme for their commitment to provide transport for appointments to hospitals surgeries for the benefit of the community
  14. Best Kept Village – for their continued work in keeping the village looking superb for the benefit of all parishioners and visitors
  15. Leaders of Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows for providing a valuable and enjoyable experience for so many of the village children

 

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