Unsung heroes honoured

Somerset’s unsung community heroes have been honoured by County Council Chair Nigel Taylor for their tireless efforts.

Footpath champions, litter-pickers, village hall veterans and public loo saviours were among those honoured by Councillor Taylor when he presented awards recently.

The annual awards recognise outstanding commitment to Somerset’s communities and Cllr Taylor is delighted to be able to show his gratitude.

“These awards represent the sincere thanks of the County Council for the great things that people do to help others,” he said. “These are the people who give so much time to their communities – often unnoticed. The value added to our county is immeasurable.

“The range of what our community champions do is extraordinary and I was delighted to be able to show them that what they do is valued and appreciated. It is remarkable what people in all walks of life carry out, things that might not otherwise happen without their goodwill.”

The public was asked to come forward with nominations for people who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.

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