Award to remember ‘a legendary woman’

Eastwood Council Awards Hazel Braithwaite
Eastwood Council Awards Hazel Braithwaite

A community award is to be launched in the name of a highly regarded Eastwood councillor who recently died.

Brian Fretwell suggested an award in Hazel Braithwaite’s name at an Eastwood Town Council meeting on Monday night.

He said: “I think an achievement for the town in her name would be great.

“She was an amazing lady and worked for the town for 50 plus years.”

Councillors agreed it was a great idea and said they would discuss it at the next meeting.

Described as a ‘legendary’ councillor, Hazel was Eastwood Mayor 18 times and was honoured with Alderman of Broxtowe. She died last month aged 90.