Evening of awards and grants at Cromer

Cromer police, left to right, special Sgt Davina Romaine, PC Barrie Cresswell and PCSO Allison Holme

Cromer police, left to right, special Sgt Davina Romaine, PC Barrie Cresswell and PCSO Allison Holmes. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Cromer's annual town meeting was a procession of award-winning unsung heroes as grants and prizes were handed out.

Cromer Christmas Lights chairman Ian Glover.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer Christmas Lights chairman Ian Glover.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

At the Parish Hall on Friday, mayor Gwen Smith, who was given a bouquet for her year of service, gave out three Cromer honours, two commendations, 15 grants and money raised for her mayoral charity.

Recipients of the Cromer Honours, commendations and town council grants. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Recipients of the Cromer Honours, commendations and town council grants. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Earlier, Mrs Smith gave a report before a talk by Philip Haslam, chief executive of Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. There were also public questions.

But the big moments came later, with the presentations. They included:

CROMER HONOURS


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? Gwen Andrews, recognised for the way that she drops everything to help others in need.

? Elaine Milton, who works with Care UK and 'always puts others first'.

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? Ian Glover, who has organised and maintained Cromer's Christmas lights for 16 years.

CROMER COMMENDATIONS

? Cromer police station team.

? The North Norfolk News team.

GRANTS

? Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind - £500

? Suffield Park Infants - £500

? About With Friends - £800

? Age UK Norfolk - £250

? Norfolk Community Law Service - £500

? Ambulance first responders - £250

? Cromer and North Norfolk Festival of Music, Drama and Dance - £350

? Cromer Christmas lights - £2,600

? Citizens' Advice North Norfolk - £1,500

? Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership - £500

? Cromer VEO: Art Week - £300; Children's Weeks - £500

FIREWORKS GRANTS

? Axe Club - £200; Cromer Parish Church - £200; VEO - £200.

The mayor's charity, Cromer's Royal British Legion branch, received £398.49.

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