Celebrating our Community Champions 2017

Community Champion Award Winners 2017Friends of Halsey Field and David Drew are this year's winners of the Community Champion Awards.

The Awards are now in their ninth year, and recognise individuals and groups who go out of their way to make Dacorum a cleaner, safer and greener place to live.

To celebrate the hard work that our Community Champions do in their neighbourhoods, they were invited to a ceremony on Thursday (5 October) where the Mayor of Dacorum presented them with their awards.

Councillor Janice Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory Services, said: "These awards are a perfect opportunity to showcase the selfless people that we have in Dacorum, those who dedicate their spare time to making their communities cleaner, safer and greener. Your hard work is an inspiration to others and does not go unnoticed. Thank you for making Dacorum a better place for all to enjoy!"

Christine Ridley, one of the founding members of the Friends of Halsey Field Group, said: "We are delighted that so many people are able to enjoy this new wildlife site in so many ways - for exercise, socialising, education, and peace and wellbeing."

David Drew, from Nash Mills, was also delighted to win the award. He said: "From a personal perspective it's great to be in the fresh air and keeping fit. For the community, we all benefit from a clean and safe environment."

North Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers and David Davies also received Highly Commended certificates in recognition of the work they do in their communities.

The awards are sponsored by Arco, the UK's leading supplier of personal protective equipment, work-wear and workplace safety products.

Learn more about the Community Champion Awards.