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Lavender Court resident recognised for volunteering efforts

Lavender Court resident recognised for volunteering efforts

A Lavender Court resident has been recognised for his contributions to the local community after volunteering his time to care for the environment in the local area. Ian

Kendray resident Ian Lane, aged 54, volunteers his own time to improve the environment around the scheme by litter picking on a nightly basis. Ian decided to do this himself as he enjoys taking care of the communal gardens for himself and other residents.

Councillor Andrew Gillis from Barnsley Council presented Ian with a certificate on behalf of Stairfoot Ward Alliance in order to recognise Ian’s hard work. Stairfoot Ward Alliance distributes funds for community-based projects in the local area on behalf of Barnsley Council.

Ian said, “I love my voluntary job and really enjoy doing it, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me to carry out this work. It’s the best voluntary job I’ve ever had.”

Ian has now widened his efforts and is working with the Friends of Kendray which is a group that picks litter around the whole estate near Lavender Court.

Danny Gormanly, scheme manager, at Together Housing’s Lavender Court is really impressed with Ian’s efforts to improve his surroundings. He said, “Ian is a great example to us all and it is great to see him do this good work on a voluntary basis.”

Councillors Wayne Johnson and Jeanette Bowler commented, “For Ian’s services to the local community and the excellent work that Ian has carried out, we are proud to award this certificate on behalf of the Ward Alliance.”

You can find out more about Stairfoot Ward Alliance here: https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/community-and-volunteering/your-local-area-and-ward/

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