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Brizlincote Good Neighbour Award 2020
We are pleased to share the stories behind why the following residents were nominated as recipients of the Award. We are sure that, like us, you will appreciate the wonderful contributions made to the community by our residents and be proud to be associated with them.
We are also aware that many other residents of whom we are unaware, make a huge contribution within the Parish and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them also.
Liz has been nominated for being an inspiration to her neighbours during the lockdown period earlier in the year. From organising socially distanced dancing in her local street at 11am every day
(including personal requests and shout-outs for local residents’ birthdays), to Saturday afternoon social bingos and Sunday quizzes, Liz has been instrumental in ensuring morale was kept up in the darkest of times. The street where Liz lives also has a Facebook page where neighbours post
general info and requests. We are advised that Liz organising these local events makes what is a great place to live even better!
At the start of lockdown the Ann-Marie set up a Facebook group (Anne Marie) Meal Ideas for families (join the page here)as a way to bring people together to share ideas for recipes and meals whilst they were at home. The purpose of the page is to share new recipes, ideas and highlight different approaches to food and meals.
“The group has amassed nearly 3000 members and Anne Marie puts daily messages up to engage with people. She always answers queries and tries to offer help – in the early days this was posting where flour was available for example. She then decided to use the site to promote local businesses and
regularly holds days where businesses can promote their services on the site to the members. Most recently she has started to run prize draws and events for businesses whereby people can “like” a page and then be entered into a draw for goods or a service. This has not only got people to engage and promote local businesses but helped to raise self-esteem with people entering events with the
chance to win a prize. The companies engaged with range from florists to cleaning companies, mechanics to online distributors and regularly Anne Marie writes 300+ raffle tickets to ensure everyone is entered into the draw. This is only one small part of the community spirit and focus that Anne Marie has – she is the first to provide fruit and vegetables from her allotment to local neighbours
as well as helping anyone where she can”. Ann- Marie continues to work for the good of others and has recently organised food hamper distribution in order to help local families who might be in of
need some support.
JENNY AND BARRY HARDY
Jenny and Barry were nominated by their new neighbours who shared with us their gratitude to this couple who did everything possible to welcome them and offered both practical help and friendly support. It soon became apparent that Jenny and Barry have been supporting people in their street over many years and assisting with shopping, collecting medication, running people to hospital and general assistance where required in their own homes. During the pandemic they have continued to support their neighbours within current restrictions. During all this the couple have faced many personal difficulties but have continued to work tirelessly for others.
Brizlincote Parish Council’s Christmas Lights Competition is now open, the online map is being regularly updated with new entries (there’s still time to contact us and enter by email here), and the online voting form is also available here for you to vote for your favourite entry. Voting closes at 5pm on the 20th December.
We hope our parishioners and visitors enjoy the fantastic efforts of our residents.
Brizlincote Parish Council are pleased to announce that the East Side Art Competition 2020 was a huge success, despite the challenges the schools faced during the uncertainty of the pandemic. Pupils from Paulet, Robert Sutton, Violet Way, Edge Hill, Tower View and Holy Rosary took part. Over 200 entries were submitted and we were overwhelmed by the standard of artworks produced.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place we could not hold our public judging event as we have in previous years. However, the Mayor and Mayoress attended a private viewing of all the artworks and selected worthy winners from the entries. The judging categories were broken down into Key Stages as in previous years, and winners selected from each of these. Prizes were delivered to the schools who then presented winners with their prizes ; each pupil who entered received certificates in recognition of their efforts. The artworks will be included in the Parish Council’s time capsule, planned for completion next year.
Special congratulations go to our winners; Scott Hulland, Lucas Bieluch, Romilly Stasaitis, Mackenzie Lovegrove, Jessica Hyland, Cherry Chung, Ellie Le Moignan, Nevaeh Boult, Evie Mk, Alicja P, Oliwia W and Charlotte W on their fantastic artworks.
We hope these pupils enjoy their art-related prizes!
Brizlincote Parish Council are excited to bring to you, new for 2020, their Christmas Lights competition.
We’ll be adding the entries to a map, along with an online voting system, enabling residents and visitors to vote for their favourite displays. The map and the voting will be live from the 1st of December through to the 20th December. If your decorations aren’t going up until after the 1st – don’t worry – we’ll add it when we have your entry form.
Please find the entry form to download below, and return completed forms to email@example.com
Or simply email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll complete a form for you.
PDF entry form here
Word entry form here
Christmas Lights Competition Terms & Conditions
- This competition is operated by Brizlincote Parish Council.
- To enter, you must be a resident within Brizlincote. Please complete the entry form with your name, full address and return to the Clerk – this can be via email or post. This entry will be used to create a map showing the location of each household for residents and visitors to view your Christmas Lights creations.
- The competition is open from 1st December 2020 to midnight 20th December 2020.
- The judging panel will comprise all residents and visitors who will be able to access an online voting system – the link will be on the location map.
- Prizes will be awarded based on a minimum number of 6 household entries. We reserve the right to adjust prizes to recognition awards dependent upon circumstances.
- By entering this competition you agree to allow the Parish Council to use photos of your displays for the purpose of announcing the winner and runners up as well as overall promotion and celebration of the event in the Parish Newsletter, on the website and Facebook as well as in the local press.
Edge Hill Academy’s Forest School provision have received two new chicken coops following their application for Grant assistance from Brizlincote Parish Council.
Do you have a project in the local community that may benefit from Parish Council assistance? Please download our Grant application form here and send it to us for consideration email@example.com