Cornwall Council Civic Awards: Des Mennear of Tregony in first batch of recipients of the award
Community volunteers from across Cornwall have been recognised for their generosity during the Council’s inaugural Civic Awards ceremony.
Nominated by local Cornwall Councillors, unsung heroes who make an outstanding contribution to their local areas were presented with awards by outgoing Council Chairman Councillor John Wood during the event at County Hall in Truro.
Councillor Wood said: “It was staggering to meet so many people from such diverse backgrounds who do so much in so many different ways to benefit the communities in which they live and work. I hope that they will go away from here tonight aware that they are valued by us and that this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ on behalf of everyone in Cornwall.”
Amongst the recipients of the award was Des Mennear of Tregony. Currently chair of Tregony Parish Council, Des has also served as a councillor for Carrick District and Cornwall County councils. Proactive in identifying issues of concern within the community, Des strives to ensure that the residents of Tregony get the best service. He is also a driving force behind many voluntary activities in the village.
For further details of the awards, see Cornwall Council website at Civic Awards ceremony