Cromer honours and grants handed out

Cromer's unsung community workers have had their moment of 'fame' after their efforts were recognised in the town's honours list.

Mayor Yvonne Nolan handed out the awards at the annual town meeting to a range of people whose going the extra mile has made a difference to the community.

Winners were: Tony West and Libby Clohisey, for running carnival children's events and discos throughout the year; Ivan Spruce, who is retiring after 40 years work on the town's parks and gardens; Cromer 1895 Sqn Air Cadets, for 69 years of disciplined youth work; Cindy Dennis, for 18 years as secretary of the Cromer Charity Darts league which has raised �20,000 for local causes.

Mary Northway was honoured for community and voluntary work including 12 years as a town councillor, chairing the hospital friends, and a member of Rotary and the Citizens Advice Bureau; Canon Derek Elton, for community work including helping restore the signal box, cemetery chapel and campaigning for the bus station; Olive Wass, for hard work with the North Norfolk Hotel and Guest House Association, Cromer in Bloom, and member of the town publicity committee.

?The town meeting also saw a string of grants handed out from the town council and the �5,000 proceeds of the New Year's Day fireworks.

Fireworks grants: �1000 to Cromer Christmas Lighting volunteers, �750 to Cromer Community and Hospital friends, �400 to Poppyland Partnership for mobile skate park and Sidestrand Hall School, �250 to Cromer Exhibition Foundation and Friends of Cromer Museum, �200 to Cromer parish church, Cromer fire station axe club, Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation, St John Ambulance, North Norfolk Beach Runners, Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Association, Cromer Cricket Club, Just Friends, Mundesley and Roughton First Responders, and the Cromer VEO royal wedding children's tea party.

Town council grants handed out were: North Norfolk Festival of Music Drama and dance �250, Cromer VEO Arts Week �275, Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Association �400, North Walsham and District CAB �500, Bittern Line �400, Cromer High School award �60, School youth council �120, Cromer Cricket Club �400, Croerm Junior School �150, Mundesley and Roughton First Responders.

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