At the inaugural London Colney Parish Council Community Awards Evening, held on Thursday 18 October, nominees and award recipients enjoyed an event to recognise the unsung heroes in our village who often go unrewarded and under the radar.

Parish Council Chairman, Cllr Malcolm MacMillan presided over the event which recognises individuals and businesses who have gone the extra mile in their community.  Cllr MacMillan said, “There is a lot going on in our community in the form of volunteering, without people seeking recognition for their individual contributions.  That is the key to these awards; people were not looking for a reward for what they do.”

The categories for the awards were:

Good Neighbour                        Winner:                          Rev Adrian Wood

Highly commended:     Adrian Wood

Rav Dighe

Business in the Community     Winner:                          Naomi Czuba Dance

Highly commended:     Thors Paws

Carmelo’s Café

Service to the Community        Winner:                          Peter Yexley

Highly commended:     Sandra Hodgson & Christine Wilkins

(The Poppy Appeal)

The Chairman’s Award             Joint Winners:               1st London Colney Scouts

Nevina Holland, Peekaboo Studios

All award recipients will be eligible for the Citizen of the Year Award which will be awarded by the Chairman at the Council’s annual dinner dance being held on Saturday 15 December at the Caledon Community Centre.  Tickets on sale from the parish council offices 01727 821314