St Ives Town Council has presented certificates to five very worthy winners of its St Ives Star Awards, recognising those doing amazing things in the community.

Star awards
Left to right outside the Guildhall: mace bearer Paul Bates, deputy mayor Ken Messenger, Tony Mason, Josh Rogers, Liz Angus Noall, Janet Mitchell, Christine Chard, mayor Johnnie Wells, and mace bearer Raymond Bridgewater

There was a great response to the call for nominations, and it proved difficult for the judging panel to make a final decision, selecting just a few winners. They are:

  • Tony Mason: for achievements in preserving and celebrating local heritage and culture.
  • Liz Angus Noall: for tireless local charity fundraising through her Liz’s Quizzes.
  • Josh Rogers: for work with children and young people.
  • Rupert Manley: for achievements in protecting and enhancing the local environment.

There was also a special posthumous award for Jim Hodge, in recognition of his acts of bravery and services to the people of St Ives. Collecting the award was his daughter Janet Mitchell. Jim had many death-defying adventures underground maintaining the water supply to St Ives, as well as supervising the local reservoir.

‚ÄúThere were some very strong nominations, and this was a tough decision, reflecting how many people are working hard for St Ives,” said town mayor Johnnie Wells.

“After much reflection, the panel is proud to make five awards to very worthy winners.”