Freedom of the town awards

on 18 June 2018.

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Last month, three upstanding citizens from our local community: Norman Barr, Chris Scorey and Catherine Wooliston were presented with the prestigious Freedom of the Town award for 2018, recognising their unique contributions to Hungerford.

The ceremony was held at Hungerford Town hall and the awards were presented by High Sheriff of Berkshire, Graham Barker, with an audience from the mayor, councillors and their families and friends. Here are the winners and how they have contributed to our local community:

Chris Scorey

Chris Scorey is a family man who has lived in Hungerford since 1977 and been married for 40 years, blessed with children and grandchildren. He has been a trustee on the Town & Manor Charity for 5 years, Chairman of Hungerford Tennis Club for 10 years, helping achieve membership growth and major improvements in facilities including the floodlights. He has put in a huge amount of time leading a team to the production of a 2010 Town Plan for Hungerford, followed by the Refresh in 2013 and has recently joined the Hungerford 2036 Project Team who are working towards a Neighbourhood Plan for Hungerford.

Norman Barr

Norman Barr is a trustee of Hungerford Fire station charity, who joined the fire brigade in 1960 and remained in this post for 20 years until retiring in 1994. He organised fundraising to purchase modern cutting equipment for the fire brigade and Hungerford was one of the first in the area to have this equipment.  Norman was also Involved in raising money for the building of the old swimming pool and was secretary and captain of the cricket club and heavily involved in the building of the new pavilion and is life vice-president of the cricket club in recognition of his work there. He is also a longstanding businessman in the town, first at Barr’s timber and for 36 years at the Tutti Pole.

Catherine Wooliston

Catherine served the local community for 30 years as the local midwife and now works as a volunteer for Chain, driving people to hospital and giving her time to help others. She is very well known and respected as a former midwife and now as the Village Agent where her qualities of personal commitment and dedication – especially to the elderly residents – are truly appreciated. She puts so much care and thought into the preparation of the Christmas Day lunches so that those alone on that day need not feel isolated but can enjoy a traditional lunch and entertainment.

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