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Hythe and Dibden Awards 2018

Shining a spotlight on community members who help others Hythe and Dibden Parish Council presented awards on the 25th April 2018.

The three awards made annually are:
• Community Spirit – to particularly recognise people who have acted in a kind or selfless manner for the good of the community;
• Youth Endeavour – to particularly recognise young people who have worked hard to fulfil personal targets;
• Environmental Champion – to particularly recognise people who voluntarily keep our Parish clean and tidy and/or undertake environmental improvement work.

Nearly 50 award winners, community members and councillors attended the presentations that also included 2 long service awards at the Council

The presentations and awards were made by the Chairman of Council Cllr Maureen McLean to  :

Community Spirit Award: CAZ FLOOD - in recognition of her commitment, dedication and tireless fundraising for the Save Hythe Pier Group.  


Nomination certificates were also presented to:

 
SALLY WOOD – in recognition of her dedication and commitment to running the Hythe Huddle, the local dementia support group. 



JACKIE WITHEY – in recognition of her contribution to the Waterside Community.



KELLY WINDEBANK – in recognition of her commitment and dedication to organising and conducting The Waterside Community Choir.


EDDIE IRONS – in recognition of donating his time and skills to help members of the community. CHRISTINE MATTHEWS – in recognition of creating ‘Waterside Rocks’, a fun idea enjoyed by many children and families in the community. 


Youth Endeavour Award: EMMA MARTIN - in recognition of her positive attitude and dedication to volunteering at Hythe Youth Club.  


A nomination certificate was also presented to JASMINE MCLEAN – in recognition of her hard work and determination to achieve personal goals such as playing rugby and applying to join the army.


Environment Champion Award: BRIAN EMBLEY AND ROGER KING -in recognition of their year round litter picking in the community which contributes to making the Parish a better place to live.


A Long Service Award was also presented to JANIS BEVIS  for 30 years of dedicated service to Hythe and Dibden Parish Council. 



Cllr James Binns presented an award for 30 years continuous service to CLLR MAUREEN MCLEAN.



Cllr McLean said “This is one of the nicest occasions during the Council year and I am delighted that we can recognise the incredibly hard work and commitment that community members and our staff provide to Hythe and Dibden”.

Entries for the 2019 awards will be considered in March and the Council encourages  the community to recognise the work of volunteers and make nominations for these Awards.



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