Community heroes honoured by Mayor

Royston’s Mayor, Cllr Lindsay Davidson (centre) with the Community Award winners

Royston’s Mayor, Cllr Lindsay Davidson (centre) with the Community Award winners - Credit: Archant

COMMUNITY heroes from Crow country were honoured at an awards ceremony.

Royston’s Mayor, Cllr Lindsay Davidson, handed out her six Community Awards at the Town Council’s annual meeting, held on Tuesday night.

Cllr Davidson said: “During my year as mayor I’ve attended 77 events, all of which have been really inspiring.

“I’ve met so many amazing people, people who work so hard year-in, year-out, on behalf of others.”

Certificates were presented to Margaret Coates, who has served Royston Parish Church in various guises for the last 43 years, and Mike Sweetlove, who has been reading the Crow and it’s sister paper the Comet for blind people since 1999. Unfortunately the Crow service has ceased this year due to declining demand.

Also honoured was Sally Jones for her work at the Royston and district Twinning Association, and Maurice Hill, the long-serving chairman of Royston Runners who stepped down last year.

Royston museum’s outgoing curator, Carole Kaszak, who retires this year, also picked up an award, as did Tracey Aggett from Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire.

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Cllr Davidson, who so far has raised £5,600 for the Mayor’s charities during her year in office, said: “Thank you so much for allowing me to be your Mayor, it’s been a fantastic experience and a great honour and privilege.”

The meeting also saw Community Trust Fund grants handed out to a wide range of Royston organisations, including the First Royston Scouts, Electralites Majorette group, and the Rotary Club of Royston. The grants will help with the cost of staging various events that benefit the Royston community.