Recognising Community Commitment


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 (2008) recognise individuals, partners and groups who have made a significant contribution to their local community.


Five nominees from Mendip received framed certificates in recognition for their efforts.  The overall district prize went to Peter Harris, of Rode, for his commitment to the restoration of the village’s Queen Victoria Jubilee Clock, a project which was completed in July 2008.


The Leigh-on-Mendip Community Activity Project won the Group Award, and an engraved rose bowl was accepted by Caroline and Graham Harris on behalf of the project, who were also presented with a Service to the Community Award for their personal contributions to the community.


Councillor Gloak said: “This is an ideal opportunity to thank those people who give up their time and energy for the benefit of their communities. It is right that we should highlight and celebrate their work so that it does not go unnoticed.”


Councillor Justin Robinson, Somerset County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Well-Being, said: “Somerset is a wonderful place to live and work, and is built on the strong communities that exist everywhere across the County. It is encouraging to see so many local people making a positive difference to community life in Somerset.”