Civic awards salute inspiring achievements in community

PUBLISHED: 18:00 09 March 2020

Axbridge Mayor Kate Browne with Mike Taylor, Marcus Ham, Jessica Cooksey and Barbara Wells.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Axbridge Mayor Kate Browne with Mike Taylor, Marcus Ham, Jessica Cooksey and Barbara Wells.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A former mayor, a town councillor and students were given awards for their inspiring achievements in the community.

Marcus Toby Ham who received his civic award from the High Sheriff on behalf Axbridge Town Council.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONMarcus Toby Ham who received his civic award from the High Sheriff on behalf Axbridge Town Council. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Accolades were presented by Axbridge mayor Kate Browne and High Sheriff of Somerset Jonnie Halliday.

A number of mayors and mayoresses from Somerset, including Nigel Taylor and Tessa Munt, as well as representatives from Somerset County Council, attended the service.

Cheddar Valley Music Club performed on the day, as well as Axbridge Hand Bell Ringers group.

The procession, including the mayor, High Sheriff, mayor's cadet, town bailiff and councillors, into Saint John the Baptist Church, in The Square, was led by town crier Nigel Scott and John Hawkings, Sergeant at Mace. Students Jessica Cooksey and Marcus Ham, councillor Barbara Wells and former mayor Michael Taylor won awards at the annual event.

Jessica Cooksey who received her civic award from the High Sheriff on behalf Axbridge Town Council.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONJessica Cooksey who received her civic award from the High Sheriff on behalf Axbridge Town Council. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Barbara Wells who received her civic award from the High Sheriff on behalf Axbridge Town Council.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBarbara Wells who received her civic award from the High Sheriff on behalf Axbridge Town Council. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cllr Mike Taylor who received his BEM from the High Sheriff.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONCllr Mike Taylor who received his BEM from the High Sheriff. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Somerset High Sheriff Johnnie Halliday, Axbridge mayor Kate Browne with awardees and the civic party outside Saint John the Baptist church.Picture: MARK ATHERTONSomerset High Sheriff Johnnie Halliday, Axbridge mayor Kate Browne with awardees and the civic party outside Saint John the Baptist church.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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