Volunteers thank firms that pitch in
Group acknowledges valued assistance
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.