A FORMER Droitwich councillor and her husband have been honoured with a prestigious award for their services to the town.
Residents flocked to the Community Hall on Monday to celebrate Pam Davey being awarded Honorary Alderman of the Town and her husband Alan being made an Honorary Freeman of the Town.
Mrs Davey, who was chairman of Worcestershire County Council and a Droitwich Spa Town Councillor, has been recognised for her ‘meritorious services’ to the town.
She was also chairman of the Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust Ltd and Droitwich Heritage Project Group.
Her husband, Alan, was also recognised for his ‘inspirational and unstinting service’ to the residents of Droitwich Spa and is an active member of Droitwich Arts Network, Probus 87 and the canal trust.
A keen artist and historian, his painted banners are displayed in Droitwich Community Hall and his pottery sculptures are in St Andrews Church and local museum.
Pam Davey said: “I am very pleased and thankful to receive this award with my husband Alan.
“Thank you to everyone who attended, without the hard work and help from people in this room, no-one would be able to achieve anything.
“My husband has supported me over the years and this year we will be celebrating our diamond anniversary.
“I am no Mary Poppins but I wanted to help improve the town and make it better for the community so people can enjoy living here.”
Droitwich Spa town councillors voted unanimously in favour of the couple to receive the recognition and Mayor Coun Shaun Best bestowed a medal and certificate.
Coun Tom Noyes said: “I have known Pam since the early 1990s and have always been impressed with her enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge.
“Always prepared to get involved and shoulder responsibility, Pam has been a great asset to the community and deserves this award.”
Coun Alan Humphries agreed and said: “Pam and Alan have given so much to Droitwich and I’m delighted in a small way to be part of a ceremony that honours all of their hard work.”
For more information please contact the Town Council Office on 01905 774258.