2017 Citizen’s Award:
This award was introduced by the Town Council in 2012 as a way of recognising and saying thank you to those people who have contributed to the community of Chudleigh. It is presented by the Mayor at the Annual Town Meeting which, this year, was held on 28 April.
There were four nominations for the award:-
Kate McCormick: For her work in editing and compiling the Chudleigh Phoenix. She has also organised the annual Xmas Fayre for the last six years and has been a key member of the ChudFest committee. Also for her work with the Chudleigh Community Choir.
Chris Evans: For his years of behind the scenes work supporting Chudleigh Community Project and the swimming pool. He has also worked closely with Villages in Action to bring top class performers to the community hall.
Felicity Cornish: For her consistent support to vulnerable members of the community by assisting them with household tasks, providing hospital transport and companionship.
Lisa Lea-Weston: For her work as a founder of Scrambled Legs, the women’s running group. Also for her tireless fundraising for Cancer Lifeline South West.
All of the nominations were of high merit and the adjudicating panel found it difficult to select an overall winner. However, they finally decided that the award should be presented jointly to Felicity Cornish and Chris Evans.
Felicity Cornish was unable to attend the Annual Town Meeting so the Mayor, Richard Keeling, presented Chris Evans with his award and also the perpetual shield. The latter remains on display in the Town Hall.