Groups show they are way ahead in helping community

Date: 21 Nov, 2017

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People, organisations and businesses doing unsung work for their community were honoured at an event in Stafford.

The winners of the first ever Community Awards were announced at a presentation organised by Stafford Borough Council.

The awards have been set up to celebrate the work of individuals or organisations who work towards improving their community.

There were more than 50 entries from a range of groups across the borough for four categories relating to ‘Youth and Education,’ ‘Business,’ ‘Action in the Community,’ and ‘Inspiring Individuals.’

And top of the pile came:

� ‘There is No Planet B’ for their ‘Stafford Green Arts Festival’

� Perkins Engines, for a wildlife and community project (pictured)

� Derrington Way Ahead – ‘A Buzzing Year in Derrington’

� Lynne Sandy – for Walton on the Hill Best Kept Village Competition

There were also certificates for the runners up in each section.

Full list of winners and runners up are available at

The Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Aidan Godfrey, was on hand to help with the prize giving and said: “This enjoyable event did a tremendous job of highlighting the many people in our borough that work hard to make our area a better place.”

Councillor Jeremy Pert, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This is a great way to say thank you to those who go that extra mile to make Stafford Borough a better place to live, work and visit.

“Many of those who do fantastic work for our community are volunteers and often go unnoticed so these awards give us the opportunity to pay tribute to them and demonstrate that we value all that they do.”

More details of the awards at

Press Release 5403


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