16th Jul, 2020

Droitwich residents named as 'community heroes' at Wychavon awards

TWO Droitwich residents were among three people recognised for their selfless contribution to their community in the latest Wychavon District Council Awards, writes Caprice Harrison.

John Paul “JP” Bradley, who finished second, was nominated by Dodderhill Parish Council for his hard work when the organisation wanted to apply for two legacy grants for the community.

With only five councillors it presented a headache for the authority as 1,200 consultation booklets about the scheme needed to be delivered.

Within a week of the booklets being printed Mr Bradley personally delivered 1,000 of them both in the centre of the parish and to the outlaying areas.

Parish council bosses said the consultation would not have been possible without Mr Bradley’s help.

He has also highlighted health and safety issues at the new recreation ground, picked up litter and dog mess and voluntarily walks dogs owned by members of the community who are in poor health.

Mark and Gemma Jones finished third.

They were commended for maintaining the speed camera sign in Wychbold village at their own expense – charging the battery and making sure it is continually working.

Prior to the sign’s installation Wychbold had been blighted by speeding motorists, an issue raised by many residents living there.

The overall winner of the Community Awards was Sally Brown who started Bredon Luncheon Club ten years ago.

Coun Frances Smith, chairman of Wychavon District Council, presented the awards, including the trophy and £200 to the overall winner.

She congratulated the winners, runners-up and nominees.

“It is brilliant to see such selfless people dedicating their time to the wonderful communities within our district.

“I would like to encourage more town and parish councils to take part next year by sending in their nominations,” she added.


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