Civic Award winners announced
Brentwood Borough Council has announced the winners of the Civic Awards 2017
I was contacted by the Mayors Office, as they would like to book Me again this year to photograph Civic Awards Dinner hosted by Brentwood Mayor Cllr. William Russell.
The awards recognise individuals who have dedicated their time to help others in Brentwood. They were presented at the Civic Dinner on Friday 2 March, at Hutton Mount Banqueting Suite, Mount Avenue, Hutton Mount, Essex.
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The Civic Awards Judging Panel said they were impressed with the high quality of the applications showing the work the winners had done in the Brentwood community
Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Will Russell, who was also on the judging panel, said: “I was impressed with the quality of our winners’ work. It shows the time that Chris Boyland, Paula Hills and Brian Kitchener have given to our Brentwood community, often devoting many years to help and support others. These winners have made a real difference to people’s lives in and around the Brentwood area and I am pleased that we were able to recognise them in this way.
It is also the first time in the Civic Awards’ history that the award has been given to a group and it was a fitting year to award this as the Royal British Legion Brentwood and District Branch celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2017, the year these awards mark, giving exceptional service to the Brentwood community amongst others.”
Chris Boyland said: “It has been mentioned to me that I am happy when I see everyone else enjoying themselves, so helping with Lighting up Brentwood and seeing many happy faces is very rewarding I have been very blessed in life in many ways, by giving something back into the community – that means a lot. I’m thankful for the award, but I wouldn’t have been able to do this without those who I have worked with, the members of Churches Together and the Community Services team at the Council to be able to put these events on for people in Brentwood and the current and past Mayors who have all been supportive.”
Chairman of the Royal British Legion Brentwood and District Branch Sydney Bryer said: “Our work at the legion has been important to support the veterans, families of veterans and Cadet Forces in the Brentwood area and to raise awareness and the meaning of remembrance. It is an honour for the RBL to be the first group to receive this award and to be recognised in this way.”
Paula Hills said: “SNAP is like a family and it has been important to me to help over the past 24 years. When I had my son, who has disabilities, there was very little information available for parents like me, so I knew how much a service like SNAP was needed, especially to create a support and an information network.
Brian Kitchener said: “I am honoured to have received this award. I got involved with the Royal British Legion as Brentwood is a garrison town, and it was important to keep the memory alive of those who had fallen. It was very important to keep the branch going, so early on I was involved in many roles until more members joined. I couldn’t achieved what I have without the other members who have helped make the branch what it is.”
The awards recognise individuals who have dedicated their time to help others in Brentwood. They were presented at the Civic Dinner on Friday 2 March, at Hutton Mount Banqueting Suite, Mount Avenue, Hutton Mount, Essex
The Winners were:
- Service to the Community – Chris Boyland
- Service to the Community – Royal British Legion – Brentwood and District Branch
- Lifetime Achievement – Paula Hills
- Lifetime Achievement – Brian Kitchener
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