Long serving shopkeepers are recognised

Mayors community awards.
Mayors community awards.

Retired shopkeepers Brian Sanders and Robert Dunn who ran successful businesses in Eastwood for many years have received special recognition at Eastwood Town Council’s annual Mayors Awards ceremony.

Mr Sanders and Mr Dunn were the recipients of prestigious Hazel Braithwaite awards honouring the memory of Eastwood’s former Mayor and late Alderman of the Borough.

The awards recognise the good work done by members of the local community.

The ceremonies are hosted by Eastwood Town Council every year.

Town Mayor Awards were also presented to Eastwood Arcadians stalwart Pam Kirk, Karate Club leaders Yvonne Smith and Stuart Cooke and Boxing coach Ron Goddard.

David Hill a school governor for 45 years and an ambassador for education who supported Lynncroft Primary and Hall Park Academy where he is still involved, was also an award winner.

Eastwood Mayor Coun Keith Longdon and Deputy Mayor Coun Rebecca Buck presented the prizes in a ceremony which took place at Hilltop Catholic Church Centre in the town’s Nottingham Road.