Stockport Homes paid tribute to local ‘stars’ on Friday 7 October 2016 at the annual customer ‘Star’ awards. The annual ceremony is dedicated to those who have made an outstanding contribution to their communities.
Nominations were received on behalf of individuals and community organisations that have helped make Stockport a better place to live.
The Mayor, Councillor Chris Gordon and the Mayoress, Dr Margaret Gordon attended the evening to present the winners with their awards.
Robin Burman, Chair of Stockport Homes' Board said;
Judges had a tough job choosing between the large number of high quality nominations for both individuals and groups, who all help to make Stockport a better place to live On behalf of Stockport Homes, I’d like to thank everyone who took part.
Winners and nominees are listed below:
Positive Partnership Working Award
This award is for an individual or group who has effectively worked in partnership with Stockport Homes and other agencies to bring improvements.
Winner – John Cairns
Other nominees – Brinnington Pantry and Love Heaton Norris
Community Spirit Award
This award is for an individual who gives their time to others to help improve their local area and bring people together.
Winner - Carol Howe
Other nominees - Catherine Hodgson, Susan Murphy, Bryan Steele, Samira Younis
Community Project Award
This award is to celebrate a project, community event or activity that has brought people together, helping to reduce isolation and to make the community safer, greener or healthier.
Winners – G5 Gardeners
Other nominees – Brinnington Pantry, Cherry Tree TRA, Christine Cheetham and the Olive Branch, Green Thumbs – The Big Local, Junior Street Watch, Lynn Lewis, Movieland – The Big Local, Offerton Art Attack, Offerton Community Count, Offerton Tea Dance, OWLS Group, Stockport Send Family Group, St Phillips Friendship Group, Victorious Stars Morris Dancers, Your Local Pantry.
Volunteer Achievement Award
This award is to recognise an individual’s commitment to self-development. This individual has engaged with the learning opportunities available and worked hard to gain new skills and knowledge and to improve their own life in general.
Winner - Jak Davies
Other nominations - Amy Curly and Sarah Hardy