People, businesses, building projects and community groups have been honoured at the annual East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman’s Awards.
At a ceremony held at Bridlington Spa contributions made by individuals and organisations over the last year which has helped to make the East Riding a better place were celebrated.
He is a member of the Sports Field Committee and has accessed grants to plan and build a multi-purpose games area.
Tony is also on the tennis club committee and spends hours checking the courts, the multi-use games area and the outside gym and carries out any maintenance needed.
He has also obtained funding to renovate the toilets which now include four new toilets and hand-washing facilities.
“I never expected to win this at all – I’ve never won anything in my life before! I feel elated, proud, privileged and honoured to have won. I didn’t know that I had been nominated until I had a letter so say I was being considered.”
“We are in the process of refurbishing the pavilion in Cherry Burton so maybe this award will go some way to help raise the profile and the money we need to complete the project.”
Councillor Fox said:
“As my civic year comes to an end I feel privileged and extremely proud to be presenting these awards.
“During my year of office, I have seen first-hand the hard work and dedication of countless people, who work tirelessly within their local communities.
“I have been touched by the great warmth and generosity of spirit, which the area represents, and impressed with the good work being undertaken by many.
“The contribution of local people who give their time and work for others in a voluntary capacity with no though of reward and, without whose efforts, many if the good things we perhaps take for granted in the East Riding would simply not happen at all.”
Chairman’s Community Award – Individual
Tony Baker – Cherry Burton
Chairman’s Community Award – Group
Kingfisher Cafe – Bridlington
Chairman’s Sport Award – Talented Performer
Ben Copley – Sigglesthorne
Chairman’s Sport Award – Outstanding Club/team
Pocklington Dolphins Asc
Chairman’s Environment Award
Bainton Parish Council
Chairman’s Business Award – Under 50 Employees
Fangfoss Pottery – Fangfoss
Chairman’s Business Award – 51 And Over Employees
Integra Buildings Ltd – Burstwick
Chairman’s Built Heritage Award – Single New Dwellings/conversions And Minor Works
The Scriptorium – Bridlington
Chairman’s Built Heritage Award – Commercial Developments And Major Schemes
Bridlington Lifeboat Station
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