Community Heroes celebrated at Chairman's tea party

Published: 24 Jun 2024

Community Heroes celebrated at Chairman's tea party

As part of Horsham District Council’s 50th anniversary, the Council’s Chairman Cllr Nigel Emery hosted a special tea party for 50 local Community Heroes at Warnham Nature Reserve on 20 June. The sun shone brightly on the award winners who do such amazing work across the Horsham District.

The awards are in honour of the Council’s 50th anniversary year and to acknowledge and celebrate the people who make the Horsham District so special.

Commenting on the awards, Chairman Cllr Nigel Emery said:

The Horsham District community is full of dedicated people who give their time and talents so freely to make such a positive difference to the quality of people’s lives.

Cllr Emery personally thanked the 50 local people who were nominated by residents from across the whole of the Horsham District.
People were recognised from many areas of community service including those involved in youth services, nature and environmental conservation, working with local brownie and scout groups and schools, making sports available to all ages and abilities, as well as the many volunteers from several local charities. All of these people regularly go above and beyond to improve the lives of others in their communities.

This year we mark a half century milestone for the Council, which was formed in 1974 when Horsham Urban Council amalgamated with Chanctonbury and Horsham Rural Councils creating Horsham District Council.

All of our local charities are in desperate need of volunteers to continue to make a difference to the people of Horsham District.  If you have a few spare hours and think volunteering is for you, please get in touch with the Horsham District Council Voluntary Sector Support team.

There are many different ways you can help keep Horsham District a special place to live. To find a volunteering opportunity that is right for you visit the Council website.