Meritorious Awards - Christchurch
Awarding individual residents of Christchurch for their hard work, dedication and achievements
What is a Meritorious Award?
In November 1988 it was decided to make awards to persons who, in the opinion of the council, have rendered valuable service to the borough over a number of years or whose achievements are of national or international significance or, who deserve recognition for an act, or acts of bravery, or who have reached a level of achievement of the highest distinction.
In 1996, the council agreed to extend the scheme to cover groups and organisations.
Those who received the award in 2012 were:
- Gilbert Hough, who has not only worked to transform the gardens at St John's Church in Purewell but also runs the Green Team, a group of volunteers working alongside the Council's Countryside Service in maintaining the ditches and natural habitats of vital nature reserves in the Borough.
- The independent members of the Council's Standards Committee: Maurice O'Connell, Patricia Rushton, Ian Sibley and Bob Mackinnon. A new system of ethical governance has now been introduced and the Standards Committee has been disbanded so it was fitting that their contribution be recognised. The members of the Standards Committee not only ensured that Christchurch residents have been able to raise any concerns that they have had but they have also overseen the training of members of the Council.
To see everyone who has received the award since it was introduced in 1988 please view the full Meritorious Awards list. (pdf, 85kb) (opens in a new window)
Name: Christchurch Borough Council
Tel: 01202 495000
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