Canvey Island Town Council organised an awards ceremony as part of the Town Council’s Annual Town Meeting. The Chairman’s Awards asked residents to nominate individuals and groups who had made a significant contribution to the quality of life for Canvey Island residents. Under the categories of Citizen of the year, and Community Group of the year, the awards were established to recognise the efforts of those who work or live in Canvey Island and give up their own time, without any expectation of recognition.
Judged by the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Town Clerk of the Town Council, The Chairman’s Awards, received several nominations that really stood out, and judging proved difficult, however a citizen and a community group proved to be worthwhile recipients of the awards.
In the category of Citizen of the year, Michael Allwood, local coast guard was successful in winning the award. Michael not only puts himself in life threatening situations in his employment as lead coast guard, but also volunteers as a first responder for Castle Point ambulance service in his spare time. It was this tireless effort to saving others that the Town Council felt deserved to be recognised.
In the category of Community Group of the year, The War Memorial Hall Committee were chosen to be the recipients of the award. The War Memorial Hall Committee have worked hard to raise money for the renovation of the War Memorial at The Paddocks and continue to work so hard for the whole of the community of Canvey Island.
The awards were presented at the Annual Town Meeting on 16th March at 6.30pm by the Chairman of Canvey Island Town Council, Councillor Peter May