A PASSIONATE community-minded village resident has been honoured for her work with the community library, for charity and for the parish council.

Chris Hill was awarded the trophy for Parishioner of the Year 2022 by North Baddesley Parish Council.

The presentation was made by the council’s chairman Cllr David Knight.

Chris moved to North Baddesley about 11 years ago and it was at her first North Baddesley Village Day that she found out that the library was under threat of closure and that Hampshire County Council was thinking about putting in a mobile library.

She has been involved with the library ever since.

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But at the end of May, Chris said good-bye as it moved to new premises and a new phase.

Living with her husband, Adam, and her dog, she enjoys her work at Age UK.

She has held several jobs since living in the village, all have been to help people, whether it be helping them get back to work or helping with benefits.

Chris has been an active member of the Parish Council, the Village Hall Committee, and the Village Day Committee and has enjoyed her time with them all. However, she would now like to take it easy and enjoy some free time.

She said: "I have made some great friends in the village during my time here."

Cllr Knight also presented a memento to last year’s winner, Ron Cole, who received a Screwfix voucher, his preferred choice of gift.


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