Community heroes recognised at Uttlesford District Council ceremony

Uttlesford’'s unsung heroes were celebrated at a ceremony on Thursday, November 6.

Uttlesford’'s unsung heroes were celebrated at a ceremony on Thursday, November 6. - Credit: Archant

Uttlesford’s unsung heroes were given their dues at an awards ceremony last week which honoured the district’s community heroes and volunteer tour makers.

Around 20 residents from the district, including those who helped with the smooth-running of the Tour de France as it passed through Saffron Walden, were nominated for the ceremony.

Chairman of the Community Achievement Awards Working Group, Councillor Jan Menell, described the evening as both “exciting and humbling”.

“This awards scheme was introduced to recognise the significant voluntary contributions that go unrecognised,” she said.

“Uttlesford is extremely fortunate to have such a rich variety of organisations and individuals that so willingly give their time and energy for the good of our communities,” Cllr Menell added.

Volunteer tour makers were presented with certificates by chairman Councillor Keith Artus at the awards, which is held ever other year by Uttlesford District Council (UDC) to highlight the work of those who give up their time for the community.