A Croxley Green councillor has been nominated for a national award by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).
Councillor Emily Benner is a nominee for the NALC Young Councillor of the Year. The NALC awards recognise the achievements of the local, parish and town, council sector and celebrate the positive impact that local councils have in their communities.
Cllr Benner moved to Croxley Green in the summer of 2017 with her husband and co-opted into a casual vacancy in the Croxley Green Parish Council (CGPC) in February of 2018.
The nominee has been running a gift donation charity since 2015 for those in care homes who are without friends and family at Christmas.
Speaking on the Croxley Green Parish Council website, she said: “I have been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of local people.
“For example, last year over 100 people from the local community donated, wrapped and distributed presents to over 250 people across 23 care homes.”
Speaking to CroxleyNews, Chairman of Croxley Green Parish Council, Andrew Gallagher said: “We are delighted with Emily’s achievements. This nomination recognises the valuable contribution she has made to our community”
The winners will be announced at the Star Councils Awards and dinner, hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher at NALC’s Annual Conference on October 28.
To cast your vote, visit nalc.gov.uk/starcouncilawards