Awards presented to those who went 'above and beyond' for Warwick community
Awards have been presented to those who went 'above and beyond' for the Warwick community.
Last month the Warwick Safer Neighbourhood team and Warwick Town Council appealed for residents to nominate their 'local everyday heroes' who helped people during lockdown.
Of the many that were nominates two were selected to receive awards - Pete Hill and the team at Thomas Oken Tea Rooms.
On Monday evening a small socially-distanced presentation took place in the Pageant Gardens, with Fay Wileman, from the Warwick Central Safer Neighbourhood Team and the Mayor of Warwick, Cllr Terry Morris.
A spokesperson from the Warwick Central Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "Thank you for all the nominations, we have loved hearing all the stories.
"On Monday the Mayor and Fay Wileman from our team did a social distanced award ceremony for our two winners.
"Pete Hill started the We Deliver Warwick Facebook group which has over 6,000 residents to help promote local businesses in our town through these difficult times.
"Thomas Oken Tea Rooms made and delivered 40 meals a week free of charge to people who were self-isolating through lockdown.
The Mayor of Warwick, Cllr Terry Morris, said: "During lockdown lots of people - individuals and businesses- went above and beyond to try and support the community.
"Two of the many fantastic examples are Pete Hill, who set up the 'We Deliver' Facebook page where people could find where they could get takeaway food and the work by the team at the Thomas Oken Tea Rooms.
"I was honoured to present them with an Everyday Hero award.
"Both winners have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic to support the local community and help prevent social isolation; something I am very passionate about. Congratulations."