Meet your Beccles and Bungay Journal Award winners for 2021
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Today we can proudly reveal the winners of the inaugural Beccles and Bungay Journal awards.
Earlier this month, we asked our readers to nominate their candidates for the awards' eight categories, such as pub landlord of the year and business owner of the year.
We then whittled down the army of entries to just two or three in each category and asked our readers to vote for them.
And our readers did not disappoint us as hundreds of votes poured in for each of the eight categories.
Beccles and Bungay Journal editor Reece Hanson said: "We wanted to launch these awards because there are so many amazing people and groups in our area who deserve recognition for all of their tireless efforts throughout 2021.
"The awards, from the nominations to the voting, have been received brilliantly by our readers, with dozens of nominations and hundreds of votes pouring in.
"Everyone nominated in each category was a well-deserving winner and it must have been tough for our readers to pick between them.
- 1 Call for flat roof owners to help fight gull problem
- 2 Hidden aspects of Beccles uncovered in new book
- 3 High school honours students with glitzy prom
- 4 DVLA issues urgent warning to drivers in UK
- 5 MP reiterates call for PM to quit after 'inevitable' resignations
- 6 Free hearing aids for teddy bears in Norwich this weekend
- 7 Vital new community bus service launches to help isolated get out and about
- 8 East Anglian waste management firm secures £1.8 million funding
- 9 Nearly 600 sports clubs have say on East Suffolk facility future
- 10 Youth theatre group set to stage The Little Shop of Horrors
"The community spirit across our towns and villages is very much alive and kicking after another tough year, and should give everyone great hope for 2022."
The winners are:
Pub landlord of the year:
Michelle and Trevor Payne, Ingate
Business owner of the year:
Victoria Jermany, Parlour Made
Teacher of the year:
Danny Burton, SET Beccles
Community hero of the year:
Helen and Chris Steed, WLOG Rising Stars
Moment of the year:
Fresh idea of the year:
Beccles Community Hub
Uniformed hero of the year:
Gilly Wright, Beccles Hospital
Young person of the year:
We will be profiling each of our winners online over the coming days.