Leslie D Gale Awards 2022
The 2022 Leslie D Gale recipients were announced by the Mayor, Cllr Symon Ackroyd at the town's Annual Assembly meeting last night (Tuesday 26th April).
The Leslie D Gale Award was instituted in 1994, as a tribute to the late Mr Gale, who was the last Chairman of Dursley Parish Council and the first Mayor of Dursley, and who served the community in so many ways. The Leslie D Gale Award not only recognises longevity of service to the community but also impact.
The 2022 recipients are:
Jude is one of the founding members of the Pop-up Garden Café who set up the venue 18 months ago. The Café is purely run and staffed by volunteers, who are rostered by Jude on serving and baking duties.
Helen receives her reward for her from her various volunteering roles including Riding For the Disabled, Stroud District Cats Protection, Vale Hospital, Dursley Food Bank and managing the administration of the annual Flower and Produce Show.
Eric is a litter collector/campaigner volunteer based in Dursley, who is regularly seen carrying out litter walks within the Dursley area and has "adopted" a number of lay-bys on to highlight the problem of vehicle thrown litter. Eric has collected tens of thousands of items of litter during his walks, with some dating back to the 1980's.
Vijay & Tika Patel
Vijay and Tika Patel purchased the Newscentre in Silver Street in 1988, and the newsagents store has thrived ever since thanks to their hard work. They have provided a valuable service to the residents of Dursley, seven days a week over many years and have very recently retired after 34 years service.
Vijay & Tika are pictured receiving their reward from Cllr Ackroyd.
Posted: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:35 by John Kay