Devon Community Transport Volunteers honoured for their work
Dedicated community transport volunteers and staff from across the county have been presented with prestigious awards.
Ten accolades were presented at Devon County Council’s annual Community Transport Awards, with the top award for Community Transport Volunteer of the Year going to Simon Edwards, in recognition of his 11 years as a volunteer minibus driver for the Exe Valley Market Bus.
Simon was nominated for being a popular driver with the passengers and attendees at the award ceremony heard that “nothing is ever too much trouble for Simon in helping to make their journeys a pleasure. He is greatly respected by all fellow drivers, passengers and committee members.”
Devon County Council Chair, Councillor Caroline Chugg, presented the awards. She said: “All of the award winners have such incredible stories of dedication. These awards are very well deserved for their outstanding efforts which each and every one of them have put in to these vital organisations. My admiration goes out to them, as they have all shown such long term commitment. Congratulations to the winners and our thanks also go to everyone involved with community transport in Devon.”
Ten award winners were selected from more than 50 nominations from across the county. The winners and their reasons for winning are below.