Former town mayor celebrated at service

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 March 2018

Axbridge Civic Awards were presented to Jamie Harris, Barry Hamblin and Katherine Sousa.

Axbridge Civic Awards were presented to Jamie Harris, Barry Hamblin and Katherine Sousa.


A former mayor was celebrated at an annual civic service.

People in Axbridge gathered at St John the Baptist Church to celebrate their community during the special service.

Former mayor Barry Hamblin was presented with this year’s civic award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the community’, especially for his time and effort to establish and manage the Axbridge and Cheddar Valley Sea Cadets and for his role in the Axbridge Community Theatre and Chamber of Commerce.

The new Young Person’s Awards were also presented to Jamie Harris and Katherine Sousa during the ceremony for their sailing achievements and service to the sea cadets retrospectively.

Guests enjoyed music from the brass ensemble of the Cheddar Valley Music Club, who performed Hallelujah Drive and Steppin’ Out.

Reverend Tim Hawkings led the service which saw visiting mayors, councillors and Wells MP James Heappey attend.

More from Weston Mercury

The family of a Worle youngster have praised their son’s bravery after he won a Somerset Award.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

With less than two weeks to go until the big day, Westonians will not have to travel far to find festive cheer this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:13

Organisations in North Somerset have walked away with accolades at a travel awards ceremony.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35

The eat:Festivals organisers are over the moon to be able to put on their first festive food event after relocating to the Sovereign Centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Weston dog walkers started a clean-up group after their park became overrun with dog poo.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A Weston mother has been sentenced to seven years in prison after launching a brutal attack on her own baby.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists