Ollerton & Boughton Town Mayor’s Award for inspirational people reducing our carbon footprint

by | 31 January 2021 | Notice, Sherwood

In January 2020 the Mayor of Ollerton and Boughton, Councillor Donna Cumberlidge, launched the Mayor’s Award for Inspirational People. The aim of the award is to recognise people in our community that are an inspiration to others. The awards were due to be presented at the Annual Town Meeting in May, however due to the current situation this was all delayed. The winners for 2019 were announced during December where they each received a handmade glass award designed and made by the Dukeries Community Workshop.
The under-18 winner was Hannah Needham-Parker from the Dukeries Academy, who campaigned for road changes after the tragic death of one of her teachers. Ashley Argile won the adult category for his inspiring work with the Code Club where he volunteers on a Saturday.
Talking passionately about the awards, the Mayor said: “I am constantly amazed by how many inspiring people there are in our community. These are people that not only do great things but also inspire others to make a difference.
“Hannah showed amazing strength and natural leadership skills campaigning for changes, which was a real inspiration and shows how one person really can make a difference. Ashley’s volunteering at the Code Club on a Saturday has been a real inspiration to a number of young people and he has helped them to develop their IT skills. He is a real advocate of supporting young people in the area of technology which may help them in their future careers.
“Reading all the nominations received for people across the community was absolutely heart-warming and a tribute to our amazing community. I can’t wait to receive the nominations for 2020.”
The awards are now open for nominations for 2020 and forms can be obtained from the Town Hall by emailing office@ollerton-tc.gov.uk or calling 01623 860811. The closing date for nominations is 31st March 2021.