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Awards given for true Community Spirit

Community Spirit is alive and well in the Middle Rasen and Barkwith Group of Parishes EMN-140417-164148001

Community Spirit is alive and well in the Middle Rasen and Barkwith Group of Parishes EMN-140417-164148001

Middle Rasen Church Hall was full for the annual Community Spirit Awards, which recognise groups or individuals dedication to where they live.

The Community Spirit magazine is distributed free of charge to 1,600 households in the Middle Rasen and Barkwith Group of Parishes.

Speaking at the event, magazine editor Anne Walker said: “This is an evening of celebration and recognition for all the work done.

“In almost six years, 85,000 copies have been delivered.

“You are the people who make the magazine the amazing success story it is.”

Two Community Spirit Awards were given out on the night.

The first was to Middle Rasen man Peter Dawson.

In making the award, Margaret Stamp said: “He is very much a big part of the Middle Rasen Community, serving on the parish council and village hall committee.

“He can often be found wading in the river on duck race days.”

Peter was unable to attend, so his award was collected by his wife, Rosie.

The second award went was collected by Simon Hickson and John Bowness, representing the community group which took over the Heneage Arms in Hainton.

Veronica Chamberlin made the presentation and said: “The group took over the pub in 2012 to save it from closing and potentially being lost forever.

“There is a real buzz about The Heneage Arms again, which is fantastic; a brilliant achievement by the community volunteer team.”

 

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