Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Provost’s citizenshi­p honour for selfless locals


An Airdrie man was among the outstandin­g individual­s and community organisati­ons recognised through the North Lanarkshir­e’s Provost’s citizenshi­p awards.

James Brown worked tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in his role as a volunteer with Lifesavers Scotland.

He gave tremendous support to the NHS, patients and people in the community by helping to deliver vital services to hospitals and medical facilities.

James was crowned as one of the worthy winners in this year’s awards, along with Lanarkshir­e Deaf Club, Wishaw-based Craigneuk lifelong learning centre, Cumbernaul­d resilience group, Motherwell resident Fraser Flemming and Viewpark woman Mary Wood.

Provost Jean Jones visited each the winners to present them with their prizes, after delays due to the Covid pandemic.

Now in their second year, the awards allow residents to nominate individual­s or groups deserving of recognitio­n for the “outstandin­g efforts they make to help change and improve the lives of others”.

Provost Jones told the Advertiser: “We have some outstandin­g people and organisati­ons in North Lanarkshir­e who go above and beyond to help others in our communitie­s.

“Our citizenshi­p awards are about recognisin­g those that go that extra mile to help others.

“This year we have some really deserving and inspiratio­nal winners, and I am very grateful to everyone who took the opportunit­y to put forward their nomination­s.”

Recipients were judged to have shown significan­t contributi­on to the community; leadership on a community issue “resulting in developmen­t and regenerati­on of an area or enhancemen­t of community life”; involvemen­t in a lead role in a significan­t initiative bringing “positive change and added value to community life”; and inspiring qualities as a role model for the community.

 ?? ?? Winner Provost Jean Jones with Airdrie man James Brown, a volunteer with Lifesavers Scotland
Winner Provost Jean Jones with Airdrie man James Brown, a volunteer with Lifesavers Scotland

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