Council were delighted to see so many residents at the Annual Parish Assembly held in the Village Hall on Wednesday 25 September.
Cllr Ashley Wood, Chairman, welcomed everyone and introductions were made. Ashley offered a report on the life and work of the Council over the past year which focused on efforts to reduce the speed of traffic in Lanner; the project to improve access and extend the cemetery provision, devolution and the Lanner Emergency Plan.
A presentation was offered by Jane Charman, Community Manger for the United Downs Geothermal Project, who offered an update on progress. Jane was able to present two cheques following applications to the Community Fund to support the provision of Defibrillators and replacement infrastructure for the Christmas Lights. A plaque for erection at the toilets was also presented following a grant towards the installation of new doors.
Reports were made by representatives of Lanner Methodist Church, Lanner Carpet Bowls Club, Lanner and District Silver Band & Academy, Defib Project and Lanner Neighbourhood Watch. It was both interesting and informative to hear about all the activities and exciting plans being made for the coming year.
After enjoying refreshments and visits to information stands the meeting regrouped for the presentation of the Parish Council Community Awards.
Cllr Mary Anson and Cllr Tim Luscombe introduced the awards and explained that much deliberation had been required to determine the recipients.
Young Person of the Year was awarded to Logan Ault for his fantastic fund raising efforts in support of a defibrillator at Lanner School.
Outstanding Neighbour was awarded to Rachel Glasier for her exceptional efforts to establish the Lanner Life Facebook Page to keep residents informed of news, views and local business.
Outstanding Contribution to a Community Project was awarded to Sarah Brough for establishing the Mother and Toddler Group, Lanner Lions and continuing to run it with selfless dedication and to Jeremy Gilbert for all his efforts with the Lanner Band for many years and efforts to build new headquarters, arrange the annual Remembrance parade and service and all his support for the Lanner Show.
Parish Council Award for outstanding contribution to the community was awarded to Nigel Pender for all his efforts in maintaining community spaces, the cemetery and even clearing ditches to prevent flooding. Nigel voluntarily works very hard for the community and never seeks reward or praise.
Cllr Wood closed the meeting by offering congratulations to the Award winners and extending a big thank you to representatives and clubs for attending and sharing news and views.