Recognising Community Commitment - 2009

Local people from Mendip have been recognised by the Chairman of Somerset County Council for their work in the community.

 The Chairman’s Awards for Service to the Community (2009) recognise individuals, partners and groups who have made a significant contribution to their local community.

Vicky Higgins was presented with an Award for Service to the Community in March.

"Vicky Higgins has been involved in all aspects of our Recreation Field management for 11 years. As the Committee's chairperson, she continues to give tireless service to improve and maintain the facilities for all to enjoy. People are generally unaware of the large amount of time she spends every week looking after the building and grounds. She started a Youth Club for local children which continues to go from strength to strength. She is at the heart of organising many community events to fund raise so the Recreation field and the club house can continue to be enjoyed by all.  Vicky is a great motivator and instils enthusiasm in all who work with her. She does all this on top of a busy and stressful full time job. This is what makes Vicky special and deserving of this recognition."