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Husthwaite success at Hambleton Community Awards 2016


The Hambleton Community Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the vast amount of work that volunteers do with and for their own communities.

This year two Husthwaite groups, The Orchard Village Club and Husthwaite Parish Council, were nominated for an award and shortlisted as finalists in the Service to Older People and Parish Council of the Year categories respectfully. Consequently a number of Husthwaite residents, along with District Councillors and many other worthy nominees, attended an enjoyable event at Civic Centre, Northallerton on Thursday 17th March.

Following a welcome from Cllr. Stephen Dickins and introductions by Cllr. Bridget Fortune, John Clayton from Star Radio announced the finalists before a short video was shown highlighting the reasons for the nominations.

I am pleased to report that the winner of the Service to Older People Award for groups that have made a significant positive impact in older people's lives above and beyond the call of duty was......The Orchard Village Club.

And the winner of the Parish Council of the Year Award for Parish Councils that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve its community was ..... Husthwaite Parish Council.

The presentations were made by Cllr Stephen Dickins and Cllr Bridget Fortune to Robin Walton of the OVC, and Carol Fenwick, Chair of the Parish Council..

Councillor Bridget Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Customer and Leisure Services said "We want to reward the positive, and often unnoticed, voluntary work undertaken by our residents who all work hard to ensure their communities are a nice place to live. These individuals and groups work tirelessly for no pay, to provide excellent services, projects and experiences for their communities and the awards allow us to give them the praise they so richly deserve".

Carol Fenwick