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Pride of Spelthorne Awards 2018

Pride of Spelthorne Awards 2018









Spelthorne Borough Council hosted The Pride of Spelthorne awards on 13 December to celebrate and thank the Borough’s local volunteers.

Held at London Irish Rugby Club’s Centre in Sunbury, the Mayor of Spelthorne Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE presented 18 recipients with certificates of appreciation in recognition of the time and commitment they give to a huge variety of organisations, charities and local groups. The award ceremony was followed by a traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment.  Many congratulations to the following recipients:-

Ray Blowers

Mike Ramlakhan

Dennis Brock

Gill Sanderson

John Carey

Carol Sullivan

Tracey Carter

Diane Tew

Monica Chard

Val Turner

Noel Franklin Taylor

Mike Wiley

Maureen Hesbrook

Beryl Wilkins

Jim Mcllroy

Paul Woodham

Gill Morgan

Following the event, Spelthorne Council and the sponsors made a commitment to make The Pride of Spelthorne an annual event to celebrate the significant contribution made by the Borough’s volunteers.

Cllr Tony Harman, Deputy Leader for Spelthorne Council, said: “Volunteers are vital to the smooth running of many organisations in the Borough and give up so much of their own time to help others – we simply couldn’t do without them. Many congratulations to all this year’s recipients, they really are the Pride of Spelthorne!”

Thanks go to the event sponsors, Worldwide Energy Logistics Ltd, U Drive Cover and  Churchill Hui; London Irish Rugby Club for providing the venue and Jacqueline Stanton for helping with the organisation.

What I Love About Spelthorne

What I love about Spelthorne


Over 60 young people aged 5–18 have taken part in a series of creative workshops in preparation for Spelthorne Borough Council’s ‘what I love about Spelthorne’ creative competition, organised by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE.


The workshops showed the young people how to make their own short films, design and print their own t-shirts, and write and produce music with professional industry teachers – giving them new skills and experience to use in the competition.


‘What I love about Spelthorne’ is open to all young people aged 5 – 18. Tell us what you love about Spelthorne and you could win a day out for the family, gift vouchers and more! Entries can be anything creative such as a piece of 2D art, a film, photograph, display or a song – the limit is your imagination! Tell us about your favourite place in Spelthorne, your favourite things to do or whatever it is that makes your local area special to you.


The Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Jean Pinkerton, said: “I’ve always been really amazed by the creativity of the young people in Spelthorne so as soon as I became Mayor I wanted to launch a competition which would showcase their talents. I know they will be bursting with ideas and I can’t wait to see the entries.”


Send your competition entry to: What I love about Spelthorne, Leisure Services, Spelthorne Borough Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon Thames, TW18 1XB by Friday 21 September.


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Louise King

PR & Communications Officer


Spelthorne Borough Council,

Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB

Tel: 01784 444260