Hertsmere civic award winners

DEDICATED Hertsmere residents have been rewarded for their help to the borough.

The annual Civic Awards were held at Elstree Studios on Saturday 26 March to recognize the contribution of volunteers, fundraisers and others who have contributed to the borough of Hertsmere.

Around 200 guests attended the event which also included a raffle which raised more than �2,000 for the Mayor’s chosen charities, Help for Heroes and JAMI (Jewish Association for Mental Illness).

Among the winners was Ross Paybody who won the Dave Rankin Award for improving community safety in Hertsmere by running the Hertsmere Volunteer Police Cadets Group. Through his efforts he has encouraged thrity volunteers to sign up and has a waiting list of thirty.

Mayor Cllr Linda Silver said: “It was a lovely evening and I was honoured to present this year’s awards. All the winners do different things in the community but have one thing in common - they all volunteer their time and expertise and for that they truly deserve to be recognised.

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“I would like to congratulate and thank all the winners again for their hard work, they should feel very proud.”

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