Vol­un­teers thank firms that pitch in

Group ac­knowl­edges val­ued as­sis­tance

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

BUSI­NESSES which are com­mu­nity-minded have been recog­nised for their time and help dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony.

Ger­rards Cross Parish Coun­cil awarded busi­nesses in the vil­lage with cer­tifi­cates of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their ef­forts dur­ing the past year on Mon­day last week.

Staff from busi­nesses such as The Ap­ple Tree, Tesco, Wild­wood, B P Collins LLP and The Bull Ho­tel all help the Ger­rards Cross Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers each month, who work to keep the vil­lage’s com­mons and woods clean and safe for ev­ery­one to en­joy.

The parish coun­cil held a re­cep­tion fol­low­ing its meet­ing to ac­knowl­edge and thank and the vol­un­teer traders for their con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity.

AP­PRE­CI­A­TION: Parish coun­cil chair­man Chris Brown hands a cer­tifi­cate to Tesco man­ager James Lin­gard Parish coun­cil chair­man Chris Brown gave out cer­tifi­cates to rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the five firms.

The traders help by send­ing teams of peo­ple, pro­vid­ing rest and refreshment fa­cil­i­ties, or health and safety and le­gal support.

Ger­rards Cross Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers leader Bill Collins said: “Lo­cal traders make a huge con­tri­bu­tion to our work and we en­cour­age oth­ers to be­come in­volved.

“We have our­selves.”

Mr Brown added: “We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate res­i­dents and traders vol­un­teer­ing to­gether for the ben­e­fit of the com­mu­nity. This is of­ten un­seen lo­cal good work.”

One of those who re­ceived an award was Tesco man­ager James Lin­gard, who said: “It is great that the parish coun­cil has recog­nised the lo­cal com­mu­nity work we do here at Tesco Ger­rards Cross.

“We are de­lighted to be able to help with the oth­ers in var­i­ous dif­fer­ent ways and re­ally en­joy be­ing part of this great com­mu­nity.”

Ger­rards Cross Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers meet at 10.30am on the third Satur­day of each month at the parish hut near the Memo­rial Cen­tre, in East Common, and ex­tra vol­un­teers are al­ways wel­come to join in.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mr Collins on 01753 882 959.

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