West Parley Volunteer Awards 2017 and Garden Competition Winners

8 November 2017
West Parley recognises Kate Ward's contribution.

At a recent reception jointly hosted by West Parley Parish Council and the Residents Association Kate Ward was presented with the 2017 "Volunteer of the Year" award.

Volunteer of the Year 2017
Kate Ward and Cllr John Dinsdale

In September 2013 Kate was instrumental in setting up the Neighbourhood Car Scheme which provides essential transport to appointments for residents aged 55 and over who can no longer drive.

Parish Council Vice Chairman Cllr John Dinsdale in making the award congratulated Kate and her team who have now completed in excess of 2800 journeys.

The scheme’s co-ordinator Clive Butcher received a gift voucher for his most valued contribution within the community. A further voucher was presented to Marilyn Bennett in recognition of her efforts in helping to maintain the appearance of the village.

Best Back Garden - Mrs V Briggs
Best Back Garden - Mrs V Briggs
Best Front Garden - Mr and Mrs R Owen
Best Front Garden - Mr and Mrs R Owen
Best Hanging Baskets - Mr D Gillett
Best Hanging Baskets - Mr D Gillett

Prizes were also presented to winners of this year's garden competition by the RHS judges Sue Collins and Gwynne Davies who kindly judged this year's entries.

Best Front Garden 1st Mr and Mrs R Owen, 2nd Mrs P Vincent, 3rd Mr and Mrs M Plascott.

Best Back Garden 1st Mrs V Briggs, 2nd Mr P Neath, 3rd Mr and Mrs M Plascott

Best Display of Hanging Baskets 1st Mr D Gillett, 2nd Mrs P Vincent, 3rd Mrs H Herrington