North Tyneside Chairman’s Commendation Scheme sees Linskill Volunteers Awarded with Bronze Awards.

North Tyneside Council looks to build strong, active communities within North Tyneside and thinks volunteers lie at the heart of that.

Annually the Chairman invites members of the public to nominate a person or group who deserve recognition for their voluntary service. The Chairman’s Commendation and Young Mayor’s Awards are open to everyone who volunteers within the Borough of North Tyneside.

Volunteering Award Categories

All types of volunteering are considered for the awards but activities must be outside of paid employment. The nominees don’t need to live in North Tyneside, but the activities they are nominated for must take place here. Nominations are judged by a panel who make the final decision on awards.

Nominees should have voluntarily contributed their time and effort in North Tyneside to one or more of the following:

  • creating a clean and pleasant environment
  • creating a safe and crime free neighbourhood
  • increasing training and working opportunities for residents
  • improving health, quality of life and wellbeing for other people
  • making a significant difference to an individual or their local community
  • supporting the provision within North Tyneside of sport, leisure, cultural activities, religions and community affairs, social services
  • helping others to reach their potential
  • responding to an immediate need, significantly affecting the lives of others
  • going ‘the extra mile’ as a ‘local hero’

There are various levels of award:

  • general commendation
  • bronze
  • silver and gold
  • the Young Mayor’s commendation award

Linksill’s Local Heros

Jill Corner and Lynn Hetherington volunteer at Linskill Park Wellbeing Centre providing social activities and interaction for customers who are living with dementia. The two ladies were nominated by Janice Morton, Team Leader at Linskill and Michelle Clement Wellbeing Centre Manager. The team there felt that the ladies’ outstanding contribution deserved recognition. Janice said “Lynn and Jill give of their own time freely to support those less able than themselves. In doing so they bring joy to our customers and the staff here find their support invaluable. Customers really look forward to and engage with them and in doing so we all benefit”

Jill and Lynn were both awarded the Bronze Award and will be presented with these on June 19th at the Council offices by the Chairman himself. We’d like to personally express our gratitude for their ongoing support.

To learn more about our Wellbeing Centre offer

To learn more about the Chairman’s Commendation and to make a nomination

To learn more about volunteering with us


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