Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank Parish Councils' Covid-19 community work honoured with Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk plaque presentation
Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank Parish Councils' work in helping to hold the community together during the Covid-19 pandemic was recognised at Hilgay village hall on Thursday.
Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, Nicholas Pratt, presented the plaques to Cllr Elaine Hall for Ten Mile Bank and Cllr Graham Carter, the chair of Hilgay Parish Council.
Clerk of Hilgay Parish Council David Williams said: "Deputy Lieutenant presented the plaques in recognition of how the communities were kept together during the pandemic, whether it was helping them with the shopping or getting them to and from appointments, if they needed it.
"I was also outgoing chair of Narborough Parish Council, where I served through the pandemic, and we had to start from scratch with Zoom meetings to keep the parish council going."
Lady Dannatt, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk, has commissioned a plaque for every parish and town council in the county.
Deputy Lieutenants closest to each parish or town are distributing the plaques, for example at Downham West Parish Council.
The cost of the project has been covered by sponsorship from Adnams, the Red Socks Charitable Trust, the Geoffrey Watling Charity, the Pennycress Trust, the Kip and Alison Bertram Trust and the Sybil Cholmondeley Trust.