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Awards handed out to top citizens

Dedicated citizens have been given awards as a thank you for their efforts in improving their communities.

A total of 39 awards were given to individuals and community groups during the Southwark Civic Awards ceremony in St George’s Cathedral.

The awards aim to encourage civic pride in the area and reward work that makes it a better place to work and live in.

Mayors past and present turned up in full regalia to hand out the honours in a selection of categories.

The Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Lorraine Lauder MBE, said:

“Southwark Council recognises the importance of working in partnership with residents to help the local authority move forward and implement positive changes.

“I would like to congratulate all those individuals who have been given an award for the significant contribution they make to communities in Southwark.”

Ken Hayes, honorary secretary for the Southwark Civic Association, said:

“Every individual nominated for an award is a worthy and dedicated citizen of Southwark and deserves to be commended for their outstanding efforts with the communities in our borough.”

The main Mayor’s award went to a man called Roy Webber. Lifetime achievement awards went to Lorraine Beck, Mrs Stella Benwell, John Bresman, Barry Duckett, Reverend Perey Gray MBE TD, Mrs Frances Gray, Clifford A Meeks, Mr Peter Parfitt, Eric Quilliam and Julia Roskill.

Also given out were Letters of Commendation, Special Awards for Civic Responsibility, Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey, Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell and Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Southwark.


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