Volunteers recognised for ‘making such a difference’ to Stevenage

Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Pam Stuart, with volunteers at their celebration event at Stevenage G

Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Pam Stuart, with volunteers at their celebration event at Stevenage Golf Club on Thursday, July 27. - Credit: Archant

Some of the army of volunteers who support Stevenage Borough Council and help to look after the town were celebrated at a special event recently.

Volunteers work with SBC and other organisations on tasks including helping to improve the town’s green spaces for people and wildlife, supporting activities at play centres, organising health walks and the town’s Park Run, supporting Stevenage Museum, challenging and scrutinise the housing service, and running local resident groups.

The celebration event at Stevenage Golf Club on July 27, was a thank you to the volunteers who make a difference in the town, giving hundreds of hours of community support each year.

Cllr Simon Speller, SBC’s executive member for neighbourhoods and co-operative council, said: “This event was an excellent chance for the Council to celebrate our volunteers and show how much we value their contribution.

“The council just would not be able to run so many activities and keep our town clean and green without these very special people. We are grateful for all the time, energy and commitment they give each year. With their support and leadership we are together making the town a better place for everyone.”

Find out more about how the council is working with community groups and volunteers online at: stevenage.gov.uk/ourneighbourhood.

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