Nominate someone for 2018 Crosspool community award

Sheila Lomas is presented with the 2017 Crosspool Person of the Year award
Sheila Lomas is presented with the 2017 Crosspool Person of the Year award

Crosspool Forum is looking for nominations for 2018 Crosspool Person of the Year.

The award was set up in 2013 to acknowledge commitment, accomplishment and achievement by individuals in the neighbourhood.

In 2017 Sheila Lomas picked up the award for her voluntary work at Tapton Congregational Church.

Nominate someone by filling in the form below by Monday 7 May 2018.

All nominees will appear on a voting form in the autumn issue of the Crosspool Clarion.

2018 Crosspool Person of the Year nomination form

Volunteer wins 2017 Crosspool community award

Sheila Lomas is presented with the 2017 Crosspool Person of the Year award
Sheila Lomas is presented with the 2017 Crosspool Person of the Year award

A local resident who has spent decades helping out in our local community has been rewarded with this year’s Crosspool Person of the Year award.

Sheila Lomas is well known for her voluntary work at Tapton Congregational Church where she has been involved with hosting garden parties, Christmas events and summer fetes and other fundraisers.

Her selfless work in the local community has been truly remarkable and she is a worthy recipient for this award.

In 1997 Sheila started the Soup and a Roll lunch club with 6 guests. Still running today, it has grown to nearly 40 diners, meeting monthly for lunch, a natter and an afternoon of entertainment.

Crosspool Forum had arranged for the Lord Mayor Councillor Anne Murphy to make the presentation at the Open Meeting on Thursday, but due to a last minute reschedule the Lord Mayor was unable to attend and has therefore kindly agreed to officially present Sheila with the award a little later in the year.

Nominate someone for 2017 Crosspool community award

Glenda Debrouwer receives Crosspool Forum Community award from chair Ian Hague
Glenda Debrouwer receives  the 2016 Crosspool Forum Community award from chair Ian Hague

Crosspool Forum is looking for nominations for the 2017 community award, or Crosspool Person of the Year as it is known.

The award was set up in 2013 to acknowledge commitment, accomplishment and achievement by individuals in the neighbourhood.

Nominate someone by filling in the form below.

Previous winners of the award have included retired Lydgate Junior School headteacher Sue Havenhand, Crosspool Forum chair Ian Hague and deputy chair Steve Reynolds.

In 2016 Glenda de Brouwer picked up the award for her leadership of the Beavers group and her work as a teacher at Lydgate Junior School.

2017 Crosspool Person of the Year nomination form