On Thursday 11th April 2019, two Civic Awards and an Inspirational Legacy Award were presented to deserving residents of Royal Wootton Bassett.
The night was held at The Wiltshire where a hot food buffet was served.
The awards were presented by the Mayor for Outstanding Service to the Community. The citations were read by the Town Clerk.
The recipients were: –
Gill, nominated for her professional Clerking services and her work within the community of Royal Wootton Bassett as Clerk to the Governors of Royal Wootton Bassett Academy for over 28 years.
(Left to Right) Cllr Marion Sweet; Mayor, Cllr Mike Farrow; Gill Vaughan; Town Clerk, Johnathan Bourne
Owen, nominated for being Town Crier and Sword Bearer, first as deputy from 2001 and in office from 2005 to the present day. Owen has represented the town with pride and dignity both in this country and abroad.
(Left to Right) Town Clerk, Johnathan Bourne; Town Crier, Owen Collier; Mayor, Cllr Mike Farrow; Cllr Mike Leighfield
Inspiration Legacy Award
In all aspects of her life Ellen made her time count, not only with regards to her family and friends, but also the wider community and society. Ellen did so regardless of significant adversity facing her, overcoming it to fulfil her role of Chair of Governors for Noremarsh School, supporting the relief effort during the Calais refugee crisis, acting in support of Oxfam’s International Woman’s Day, fundraising for Cancer Research and through ‘Ellen’s Army’.
(Left to Right) Cllr Sue Hughes; Mayor, Cllr Mike Farrow; Bryan Cooper; Town Clerk, Johnathan Bourne
There can be no doubt that all their actions have not only strengthened the community but also stand as a shining inspiration in our town. Well done.