UNSUNG heroes have been recognised by the Mayor of Winchester for their contributions to the local community.

The Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards, at Winchester Guildhall, recognised 73 organisations or individuals who have given outstanding voluntary service.

In conjunction with Winchester Area Community Action (WACA) the awards also commend those who have given outstanding service in the course of their employment, going above and beyond the call of duty.

The awards fell into six categories: Young Volunteer Award (split category for under 18, and 18-30 year olds), Caring Award, Caring Award – Young Person (17 and younger), Service to the Community Award (individual), Service to the Community Award (Group/Organisation) and Innovation Award.

Among those recognised were community theatre group The Worthy Players, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, Winchester Special Constabulary team and Pat Lawrence who co-ordinated the flood relief effort in Cheriton during the recent poor weather.

Full list here:

Maureen Alderman – help to the local community

Lorna Allured – contribution to the Meaonstoke community for more than three decades

Peter Ambrose OBE – chairman of the Denmead Village Association

Colin Arnett – previously clerk to Kings Worthy Parish Council for 12 years

Roger Ball – help to local community

Sue Bell – help to Micheldever Station community

Fiona Benton – work with young carers and people

Keith Best – volunteer as night shelter ‘overnighter’

Audrey Blake – longstanding Bramdean resident and volunteer

Andrew Bullard – runs Bishop’s Waltham Cricket Club’s youth section

Norah Burrage – help to community of Corhampton and Meonstoke

Colden Common School Association – raising money to provide extra facilities

Colden Common Youth Club – 10 years of volunteering

Angela Cowans – night shelter volunteer

Jo Curtis – ‘Brown Owl’ in Alresford for 32 years

Mavis Daniels - A stalwart of the Methodist Church in Swanmore

Elly Dixon – young carer

John Edwards – mini bus driver for Winchester Live at Home Scheme

Sharon Evans – supporting the homeless

Fieldfare Local Action Group – achieving outstanding results

Alec Fry – Kings Worthy resident of 90 years and volunteer

Laurie Fulton – committee member for Winchester Live at Home Scheme

Liv George – Southwick resident of 20 years and volunteer

William Goodyear – community volunteer

Malcolm and Jan Hallam – community volunteers

Julz Hallmann – environmental volunteer with WinACC

Tony Harding – flood defense volunteer

Christine Hardman – volunteer for Winchester Live at Home Scheme

Peter Hazelgrove - Brendoncare Park Road care home volunteer

Tony Hellard – volunteer for Winchester Live at Home Scheme

Kevin Holland – leader in scouting of 22 years

Francis Holttum – Durley community volunteer

Ann Rae Judd – service to Upham community

Adrian Keen – volunteer for new tennis courts in Wickham

Colin Kimber – work at Flowerdown Nursing Home

Marlene King – work with Swanmore Voluntary Care Group for over 34 years

Tony Kippenberger – chair of the Town Team in Bishop’s Waltham

Tony Knight – founding member of Winchester Hospital Radio Sue Lane – help for local community

John Landaw – Wickham Parish Magazine editor

Pat Lawrence – flood relief coordinator and community volunteer in Cheriton

Guy Liardet – preservation and celebration of Meon Valley heritage

Martin Livermore – community volunteer in Bishop’s Waltham

PC Paul Mcshea – commitment to local community

Jean Millar – help for local community

Robert Mundy – volunteer for Winchester Live at Home Scheme

Eric and Rose Norgbey – Springvale Pharmacy

Sally Page – volunteer for Age Concern Hampshire

Lorraine Pardy - volunteer counselor at the Nightshelter

Jane Parsons – supporting young carers

David Leonard Peach - unofficial historian to Hursley parish for the past fifty years

Julian Perkins - 3 years service given to all at Trinity.

Ann Picton Jones – volunteer in Curdridge

Dianne Portman – long serving member on the Waltham Chase Village Hall Committee

Mike Ridout – work in the Sparsholt community

Kim Salter – help to the local community

Lucy Seviour – supporting young carers

Valerie Shuttleworth – work with St Nicholas Church Choir in Wickham

Frank Smith – caretaker of Shawford Village Hall for over 25 years

Geoff and Celia Streeter - 106 years of volunteering between them

John Sullivan – service to Twyford community

Betty Tring – help to local community

Grace Tyson – young carer

Upham Pond Committee – help to local community

Valley Preschool Committee 2012/2013 - masterminded replacement of a 30-year-old building for the preschool

Roger Walker – work for Twyford community

Peter Wall – work for Bishop’s Waltham community

David Webb – help to local community

Anne West – work for Curdridge community

Michael Westwell – help to local community and Parish Council

Colin and Jean White – Guide Dogs volunteers

Martin Wiltshire – work for Royal British Legion in Bishop’s Waltham

Winchester Special Constabulary Team – voluntary policing activities

Joshua Woolford – young carer

The Worthy Players – community theatre group celebrating 40 years

Brian Christopher Youngman – service to the community