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Public Expressions of Gratitude “Thank you for your service….” 

Photo by Susan Pilcher






A round of applause was given to New Romney Town Council at the end of its Annual Town Meeting on Monday 24th April at 7.30pm in the Assembly Rooms, Church Approach. The Council had presented its report to residents covering a summary of some of its achievements over the past year. The meeting was well attended by many local residents and representatives of organisations from within the local community. However, a highlight of the meeting was, without
doubt, the presentation of the second “Pride of New Romney Awards”

Photo by Susan Pilcher

Photo by Susan Pilcher

The Pride of New Romney Award Scheme, was launched last year by the Mayor, Councillor Patricia Rolfe. This year’s winners – all of whom had been nominated by
members of the local community were announced at the meeting. A ‘Mayoral Star’ award winner – which had been personally chosen by the Mayor, was also presented
with their award. Councillor Patricia Rolfe observed: “It is important to celebrate the outstanding community service undertaken by many local individuals and organisations within our Town. We are saying thank you to those people and community groups who willingly demonstrate, by their conduct, words or actions, their commitment to the Town and by so doing, improve the quality of life for local people”
The following winners were presented with their prizes
Mrs Veronica Bailey received the award for outstanding service to the Community by an Individual. She was nominated by local resident Janet Thomas, the citation on her
certificate stated: –
‘Veronica epitomises the adventure that is scouting. She is an inspirational leader and role model who has run a cub pack for over 40 years. Her dedication is legendary and she is a great ambassador for the scouting movement.’
Miss Rebecca Godden received the award for outstanding community service to the Community by a young person. The citation on her certificate stated: – ‘Rebecca is a positive Ambassador for the Sea Cadets and the Town of New Romney – regularly giving of her time in performing her duties as Mayor’s Cadet in an exemplary manner. She is a credit to her unit and embodies the principle of proactive youth community engagement.’