Peckleton Parish Council

Serving the people of Peckleton, Kirkby Mallory and Stapleton

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Clerk: Mrs Alexandra Stretton
Woodbine Cottage, 11 Cottage
Lane, Desford, Leicestershire
LE9 9GF

Tel: 07818 261585

Stan Pitt Award - Winner Announced

Stan Pitt Award - Winner Announced

The winner of the 2019 Stan Pitt Community Award was announced at the Parish Meeting on 30th April.

This year's winner, Mrs Dorothy Draycott, was a very worthy nominee; described as a long-term supporter of the communities of Peckleton and Kirkby Mallory. She is an active member of the Church and has played the organ at both churches for many years. Dorothy also plays for baptisms, weddings and funerals and accommodates the range of requests that are made on these occasions.

In addition to her commitment to the community through her long service on the PCC, Dorothy attends and helps others to attend such village activities as there are.

Quietly and without drawing attention to herself, she frequently provides practical support to a variety of causes – by baking cakes, supplying pot plants for decoration and tending the churchyard to name but a few.

Dorothy is very highly thought of in the community.

Our other finalist was Sandra Stafford, who was nominated for her work at Stapleton Village Hall as treasurer and social events organiser and her help to the community at large. Her nominator said, "Without her efforts I firmly believe Stapleton village hall would struggle to survive."

Two very worthy nominees the community can feel proud of and should be recognising and thanking.

The Stan Pitt Community Award is an annual event to recognise and publicly thank those who have voluntarily improved the quality of life within the villages of Kirkby Mallory, Peckleton and Stapleton. Each of the community's benefit from those who put so much effort in to local groups and activities and the Parish Council wants to acknowledge and support their contributions.

Anyone living or working in the Parish could make a nomination. The award was presented at the Parish's Annual Meeting on 30th April.

The photograph shows this year's winner, Mrs Dorothy Draycott, together with Sally Sharpling, daughter of Stan Pitt, who presented the award.

Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019 18:52 by Alexandra Stretton

Tags: Stan Pitt Community Award, Kirkby Mallory, Peckleton, Stapleton