Lorna is Moulton’s citizen of the year

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LORNA Poll has become Moulton Parish Council’s Citizen of the Year for her community work in the Moultons, including Moulton Chapel Tuliptime.

Parish council chairman Coun Lawrence Wakefield announced the winner after listing nominees at the council meeting last week.

Mrs Poll was unable to attend to collect a framed certificate, but said later the award reflected the work of a number of people who make Moulton Chapel a special place to live and she was surprised and delighted to have been nominated.

She said: “Moulton Chapel has a primary school that is at the very heart of the community and I am simply one of a team of governors, staff, friends, parents and children who make it so.

“Unusually for a small village, we have an active youth club and I am a member of the small committee that manages to keep it going – just.

“The village was lucky enough to receive a Big Lottery grant for a new community centre last year and again I was one of those that helped with that project.

“My personal favourite event of the year is the village parade in May when everyone pulls together to celebrate our community spirit in the traditional Tuliptime fashion.

“So, it is a community that makes a Citizen of the Year, not an individual.

l Also nominated were: Christine Jackson, “always cheerful, and smiling and helpful to everyone”, Alan Lambert, for his fundraising for Moulton Mill, Stephanie Liquorish, who campaigned to have bus services returned to Moulton, Caroline Naylor, for her flower festival work, Mary Pitcher, for her work with the villages and Hugh Smiley, for work at the community centre.