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Charity clerk and local PC presented with Horley's highest award
11:29am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A charity clerk and a dedicated police constable have been recognised for their years of work for the good of Horley.
Ann Middlecote and PC Ian Yeo were presented with Horley's highest civic honour, the Horley Town Award, at this year's Horley in Bloom Awards ceremony.
Horley Town Council's awards presentation night was held at Regent Hall.
Awards were presented to the winners of the various categories in the popular Horley in Bloom competition, and the new Horley Photographic Competition, sponsored by Barratt Homes.
The winners of the Court Lodge in Colour and Horley Flower Club competitions were also presented with their awards.
But the highest honours went to Miss Middlecote and PC Yeo, both nominated for prestigious Town Awards by the public.
The citation stated: “These awards are for any individual who is considered to have given exceptional service and commitment to the town.”
Miss Middlecote, it continued, had been a “devoted and loyal” clerk for more than 40 years to the Smith's Charity, the local and long-running self-funding cause which offers financial support to elderly people.
The citation stated she had given support to the trustees “way beyond the call of duty.
“She has shown loyal service to this worthy cause, which has enabled local residents to benefit from the Charity.”
And PC Yeo, it stated, had been nominated “for his exceptional years of service to the town.”
The citation stated: “Ian has been described as “an all round nice bloke and a good cop, who knows virtually everyone in the town, and is well respected by the community and colleagues alike.”
The awards were presented by Horley mayor and town council chairman Richard Olliver, who was joined by Inspector Richard Haycock of Surrey Police for the presentation to PC Yeo.