TWO residents who have made outstanding contributions to their local community were given official recognition at an annual parish meeting.
Liz Barratt and George Morris are this year’s recipients of the Pride of Parish Awards, presented annually by Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council following nominations by local residents.
Mrs Barratt’s award is in recognition of her many years service to all sections of the community. Mr Morris’ award is in recognition of his maintenance of parish facilities on a voluntary basis.
Both recipients received their awards before a full meeting at Holymoorside Village Hall.
In presenting the awards, Cllr Martin Thacker, the chairman of the council, explained the Pride of Parish was the highest honour the council could bestow in recognition of making a significant difference to the locality over a period of time.
He paid tribute to both individuals and mentioned examples of how Mrs Barratt and Mr Morris have positively influenced the lives of others through dedicated hard work and had themselves promoted ‘Parish Pride’.