Recognition Awards 2023
On Saturday 14th October at Conniburrow Community Centre, Great Linford Parish Council welcomed esteemed guests, community members, and residents to the highly anticipated Recognition Awards event, a celebration dedicated to acknowledging individuals and groups who have tirelessly worked to make the Great Linford Parish a better place. 
Before the award ceremony commenced, attendees were invited to partake in a delightful afternoon tea prepared in their honour. Parish Councillors and the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire were in attendance to present the awards, underscoring the significance of the achievements being celebrated. 
Councillor Nicholls, addressing the audience, expressed gratitude for the strong community spirit. She emphasised that the bonds uniting the community are what make it truly remarkable and encouraged everyone to take inspiration from the awards. 
The awards were presented to remarkable individuals and groups whose efforts have made a lasting impact on the community. 
The first award went to Alan and Carol Renault for their dedicated work in revitalising green spaces in their neighbourhood. 
Paul and Jane Hotard were recognised for their ongoing litter-picking efforts, contributing to a cleaner and more appealing community. 
Donna Montague's longstanding dedication to the play park in Redhouse Park and her support to the GLPC S106 working group earned her a well-deserved award. 
Rajbinder Duhra, an exceptional individual who generously dedicates her time to community activities and noble causes, was also celebrated. 
Janice Miller was acknowledged for her selfless support of a resident and her contributions to the Great Linford Community Hub. 
Carol and Dan, a couple known for their kindness and support of various community needs, were recognised as pillars of the community. 
John Gosling's dedication to maintaining Manor Park and providing historical walking tours was also commended. 
Amanda Selby, who extended a friendly hand to newcomers in the community, was honoured. 
The Community Welfare Action organisation was celebrated for enhancing the local community through a variety of activities, fostering a sense of togetherness. 
The Special Recognition Awards highlighted the exceptional work of the Girl Pack charity, which provides period packs to various locations in the parish. Their efforts shed light on a crucial and often overlooked need within the community. 
In a poignant moment, the late Lesley Macrow was posthumously awarded a Special Recognition Award for her outstanding contributions to the community. Lesley's colleagues accepted the award in her memory. 
The event's host, Tommy Hayes, Community Liaison Officer, praised the strong sense of community, unity, and shared purpose that inspired the gathering. He encouraged attendees to continue supporting one another, nurturing the unity that makes the community special. 
As the Recognition Awards event concluded, attendees were invited to linger, enjoy a cup of tea, and continue fostering connections and community conversations. 
Great Linford Parish Council extends its heartfelt thanks to all attendees, Parish Councillors, and the Lord Lieutenant for their contributions to making the event a tremendous success. The awards ceremony served as a heartwarming reminder of the incredible strength and unity of the Great Linford Parish community. 
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