to receive Civic Awards in Burnham and Highbridge
residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to be honoured
for their service to the community with Civic Awards today (Sunday).
Cllr Bill Hancock announced the names of the four winners earlier
this month ahead of the annual Burnham and Highbridge Civic Service
on Sunday October 22nd.
Burge, Colin and Eileen Rufus, and John Strickland are to receive
the awards during the annual Civic Service to be held in St John's
winners, chosen by the Town Council, were drawn up from a list of
nominees submitted by members of the public earlier this year.
Burge was nominated for her long involvement with Highbridge Community
Hall, St John's Church, Moose, Sea Cadets and as a former councillor
for 16 years.
and Eileen Rufus were nominated for their dedication and loyalty
to Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club over many years plus fundraising, marshalling
and involvement with Cub and Scout Groups and school supervisory
Strickland was put forward as a mainstay of North Sedgemoor History
Group, the Capture Burnham project, and the town's history trail.
further special mention will be given to a fifth person, the late
Brian Saunders, pictured right, during the Civic Service.
had been nominated for his outstanding involvement in the community
at The Princess Theatre and other community groups, but sadly passed
away recently as reported
and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr, Bill Hancock, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'm delighted with this year's choices - we have chosen four
people who have been an important part of community life in both
the towns for many years."
the service on October 22nd the Mayor's guest of honour, The Deputy
Lieutenant of Somerset, Brigadier Tom Lang, will present the awards
to the four.
Top: Colin and Eileen Rufus, Pat Burge, and John Strickland who
will be receiving civic awards for their work in Burnham and Highbridge
and, above, the late Brian Saunders