A busy body in the Sarratt community has been awarded by the parish council for her contributions to the area.
Carol Chorley was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2018. She was awarded an MBE for the “time, energy and care she had given to the Sarratt Community for over 30 years”.
Last month she added to her collection the “Freedom of the Parish” award at this the Community Christmas Lunch on Tuesday, December 10.
To mark the occasion, Carol (left) was presented with a certificate and flowers by Sarah Dobson (right), chair of Sarratt Parish Council, and in due course her name will be added to the Freedom of the Parish plaque which sits on the wall in the village hall.
Carol is a member of the local Royal British Legion committee and plays a huge role organising both the Remembrance Services at Holy Cross and on the Green each November, as well as fund raising throughout the year, she is a Trustee of the Days Charity which manages the Alms Houses opposite Holy Cross, and helps those in need find accommodation in the village and perhaps most significantly.
Carol is also the very active chair of Sarratt Care, which via a small army of over 80 volunteers, organises coffee mornings and lunches each month, chiropody and hairdressing appointments, a meals on wheels service, and hospital transport for those who need assistance.
Freedom of the Parish is the highest honour a parish can bestow on one of its residents, and Carol may now be know as a Freeman of the Parish.
The accolade is rarely granted which makes it all the more significant in terms of recognising the amazing work Carol does for the community.