The Abbots Langley community gathered together last month to celebrate residents’ remarkable achievements in the village over the past year.
The Abbots Langley Parish Council (ALPC) Civic Awards were held at the Manor House on Saturday, March 25, with councillors, local group leaders and Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss CBE all in attendance.
Elizabeth Moore was named as the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award for her ongoing campaign to keep the Tanners Wood Court retirement complex open.
She said: “I’m taking this award on behalf of not just me, but my staff and my volunteers. We really have worked hard to get this on board. We have been very fortunate, and we’ve set up something that’s really good for the village.”
The Youth Award winners were Harvey and Zach Taylor, who previously featured in ABBOTSnews for doing one million keepie-uppies between them to fundraise for Brain Tumour Research, in memory of their grandfather.
Though the boys were unable to attend, ALPC chair councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst said: “It’s really important that the youth of the future have played such a significant role in trying to raise money in their own sort of way.”
Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award by an Individual or Group was Debbie Holt. As part of the Monday Club, she and other volunteers provide regular activities and outings for adults with learning disabilities.
The winners of the Local Community Group Award were the Village Moonlighters, who for the past 27 years have performed an annual pantomime for the village, raising money for local charities and formed entirely of volunteer performers and organisers.