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Second-time mayor Jayne awards Hayle stalwarts

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: May 23, 2013

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THE mayor of Hayle has been officially chosen after a ceremony last week.

Current mayor, Councillor Jayne Ninnes was re-elected to the top spot for another term.

Her deputy mayor Graham Coad was also re-elected at the official event at Hayle Day Care Centre last Thursday.

One of Mrs Ninnes's first duties in this term was to select the winners of the annual awards.

The female Citizen of the Year was awarded to Sandra Biggs, selected in recognition of over 45 years of service to the local Cub Scouts.

Mrs Ninnes said: "Everyone who nominated her explained she is not only a great leader but is also kind and giving.

"This is further demonstrated by her voluntary work with the elderly and general community-spirited attitude to life."

Ms Biggs had already committed to caring for an elderly blind friend last Thursday so her partner, Bob Bussey, collected the trophy on her behalf and the mayor has arranged to present the trophy to her during a forthcoming cub night.

Paul Hurrell was presented with the male Citizen of the Year shield for his "unstinting service" to Hayle and Cornish rugby. This year saw him complete 50 years of service on the management committee of Hayle Rugby Football Club, after joining at the age of 17.

Heyl Town Band received the Organisation of the Year Award.

Mrs Ninnes said that each year the band leads the Mayor's Civic Parade, supports the Remembrance Sunday Service and participates in both the winter and summer carnivals.

"It also seemed fitting to recognise Heyl Town Band in what is their 40th year. It is a great asset to the town."

Hayle's Youth Organisation of the Year went to Hayle Junior Athletics Club chosen because of the opportunities it affords the town's youngsters.

Members can try all sorts of athletics in a controlled environment every week at Hayle Community School.

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