This weekend should have been the 9th Northowram Scarecrow Event at which we were due to announce the winner of our inaugural Community Award for 2020.


Nominations for four individuals from the village were received, and after much scrutinising and deliberation by the Community Award Sub-Committee it was decided that the Winner for 2020 should be:


The other nominees who are all Highly Commended were:

Alan Rushworth, Debbie Pepper, and Ian Marshall

The Chair of the Community Award Sub-Committee said “The nominations were all fantastic, each nominee making an outstanding contribution to the welfare of the village and its residents.  But it was felt that the continued work that Jim Shepherd (and his team) put into organising both ‘Northowram in Bloom’ and the ‘Light up Northowram’ annual Christmas Lights has benefitted the community as a whole.


Unfortunately, with the lock-down of everyone due to the present crisis, it is not possible to make the award at this time. It is intended that sometime in the not too distant future, we will be able to formally present Jim with the winner’s trophy and a £100 high street voucher, and certificates to each of the three Highly Commended.


Congratulations to the winner and the three Highly Commended and thank you to all those that took the time complete the nomination forms.

The minutes from the meeting held on Wednesday, March 11th

for the NSE committee can be viewed here

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