Honours for two town residents

Winslow Citizen of the Year Gaynor Richmond with town mayor David Barry
Winslow Citizen of the Year Gaynor Richmond with town mayor David Barry

Winslow’s Citizens of the Year were announced at the annual town meeting in the St Laurence Room last Thursday.

This year the town council decided to make two awards.

Winslow Young Citizen of the Year Daniel Bradford with town mayor David Barry and Vron Corben of the Winslow Big Society Group

Winslow Young Citizen of the Year Daniel Bradford with town mayor David Barry and Vron Corben of the Winslow Big Society Group

As well as the Citizen of the Year, a new Young Citizen of the Year award has been introduced, sponsored by the Winslow Big Society Group.

Gaynor Richmond, who was active in the YES4 Winslow campaign, was named Citizen of the Year.

Mrs Richmond, aged 59, also runs the second Friendship Lunch organised by the Winslow Big Society Group. She received a bouquet of flowers and an engraved paperweight.

Mrs Richmond said: “It was overwhelming actually. It was a really lovely feeling.

“I was very grateful to be given the award by the town council, and to all Winslow residents because of the help and support they gave to the Neighbourhood Plan.

“I was delighted to play my part in helping to raise awareness of what the neighbourhood plan could do for the people of Winslow. I was just one of a team and without that team we wouldn’t have a neighbourhood plan.”

The title of Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to Daniel Bradford, aged 24.

Daniel, who works for Polyformes, in Leighton Buzzard, has been involved in the community for over 15 years.

Hewas on the committee that was set up to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

As a member of the Winslow Show Association, he is responsible for booking the stalls, which account for a substantial part of the show’s income.