South Cambs values its village heroes
The South Cambs District Council Community Awards took place this week, with a keynote address from Dame Mary Archer (who lives in Grantchester) and a host of excited people streaming into South Cambs Hall at Cambourne, all nominated by their local communities for various awards.
This is an annual event which enables us to show how much our villages value the people and groups who make our communities work as well as they do. I was honoured to announce the awards for the village hero category, including a veteran local historian and councillor from Swavesay who had served on some village groups for 60 years, a scout and cub leader from Barton who had probably invested my boys when we lived there 15 years ago, and the winner was a lady from Longstanton who had been nominated by a record 53 people, and who ran a support group for mothers, youth groups, messy church, pretty much everything that needed doing.
Although South Cambs people are fortunate to be close to (surrounding even) a world class city of science, with good facilities, and a great hospital, our villages and their communities are at the heart of what we believe in.