Awards night for contribution to village life at annual meeting
MORE than 100 people celebrated village life at an annual meeting.
The Deeping St James Parish Council held its annual meeting on Tuesday last week with the Making A Difference awards.
Local legend and international darts champion Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams presented the awards to people and organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to the village.
This year’s young person’s award was presented to Josh Hannen, and Bob Parmenter won the citizen category.
The Deepings U3A was the organisation recognised as making the most difference in the village.
Councillor Phil Dilks, chairman of the parish council, said: “The council was delighted with the turnout, which has been increasing steadily in recent years.
“We were also humbled by the number of individuals and organisations who work tirelessly in their different ways to maintain the marvellous community spirit within our village.”
The meeting also heard reports from more than a dozen organisations including Deeping St James Scouts who reported back from an international jamboree held in Sweden. Their trip had been partly funded by the parish council.
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proud: About 10 standards joined the Langtoft, The Deepings District branch of the Royal British Legion for the dedication.