Broadland Heart of the Community Awards: Winners revealed at glamorous ceremony

Broadland District Council Broadland Community at Heart Awards 2017. Photo credit Simon Finlay Photo

Broadland District Council Broadland Community at Heart Awards 2017. Photo credit Simon Finlay Photography. - Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

People who have made Broadland a better place to live were celebrated at an awards show on Thursday night.

Vice Chair with team members of the Sprowsont FC Under 16 Girls team For right: Vice Chair with team

Vice Chair with team members of the Sprowsont FC Under 16 Girls team For right: Vice Chair with team members of the Sprowson FC Under 16 Girls team. Picture: Simon Finlay Photography - Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

Broadland District Council's third annual Broadland Community at Heart Awards were presented at The Space in Sprowston, hosted by Radio Norwich presenter Rob Chandler.

The awards celebrate the achievements of Broadland residents who have made an exceptional contribution to their community.

A judging panel chose winners for the awards' 11 categories from nominations made by members of the public. Finalists for each category were invited to the ceremony to celebrate their own achievements and to hear the announcement of the winners.

Each winner was presented with a trophy, a certificate and £100 in shopping vouchers. Highly commended finalists were also presented with certificates at the event.

From Right: Councillor Stuart Clancy with representatives from Broadland Special Constabulary. Pictu

From Right: Councillor Stuart Clancy with representatives from Broadland Special Constabulary. Picture: Simon Finlay Photography - Credit: Simon Finlay Photography


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Councillor Andrew Proctor, leader of Broadland District Council and judge, said: 'Year after year the quality of nominations we receive for the Broadland Community at Heart Awards is wonderful and nominations to this year's awards have been better than ever before.

'It is always an honour to meet the winners and finalists at the awards ceremony, to learn more about their achievements and their commitment to the community.'

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This year's awards, which were attended by more than 130 guests and were sponsored by Price Bailey Accountancy Firm and venue sponsor, The Space.

The night also saw a performance from the Proclaimers Church band.

From Left: presenter Chris Vine from Price Bailey, Shelley Dodds and presenter Alice Marshall-Chalk

From Left: presenter Chris Vine from Price Bailey, Shelley Dodds and presenter Alice Marshall-Chalk from Price Bailey. Picture: Simon Finlay Photography - Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

John Warren, partner at Price Bailey, said: 'It was an honour for our team to hear not just about the award winners, but also the stories of other entrants, who all create an invaluable contribution to our community. From small gestures to decades of commitment, people go above and beyond what may be expected of them.'

Mr Proctor, closed the ceremony with a speech to all the finalists and nominees that were put forward for the awards.

Winners

Special Recognition - Janet Latchford.

Carer of the Year - Ronnie Tipple.

Business Community Supporter of the Year - Peter Purdy of Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham.

Environmental Champion of the Year - Ernest Hoyos.

The Young Person of the Year - Nathan Shoesmith.

Community Group of the Year - The Aylsham Care Trust (ACT).

Sporting Achievement of the Year - Sprowston FC's Under 16 Girls team.

Safer Broadland - Broadland Special Constabulary.

Inspiration of the Year - Josh Peek.

Volunteer of the Year - Sarah Avey.

Good Neighbour or Friend of the Year - Shelley Dodds.

Design Award for best individual property - Mr and Mrs Green for their property on Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew.

Design Award for best housing development - Norfolk Homes for the Manor Reach development in Sprowston.

Enhancement Award - Mr and Mrs Southgate for their property, Holly Barn, in Weston Longville.

The Exceptional Enhancement Contribution - Mr and Mrs Aspinall for their work on Oxnead Hall.

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