Mayor to praise town's unsung heroes
GILLINGHAM mayor Val Pothecary is busy assessing nominations ahead of the presentation of her Community Hero Awards.
After taking to office earlier this year, Mrs Pothecary said that she wanted to find a way of recognising the town's unsung heroes who make a real difference to community life.
She announced earlier this month that she would be organising the Gillingham Town Council Community Hero Awards.
Residents have risen to the occasion and nominated a number of worthy winners. Mrs Pothecary is assessing this list before a presentation day on Sunday, September 15, at the Town Hall.
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She said: "Plans were well underway for the special event. "The town crier has agreed to read each of the commendations submitted by the nominees, who will then be presented with a specially commissioned paperweight and certificate.
"The Gillingham Imperial Silver Band has also agreed to play some gentle music and there will be a cream tea in the Jubilee Room afterwards.
"I think it should be a very nice afternoon and I hope it will go some way to showing our appreciation for the community's unsung heroes."