Arundel Community Award and Sunset Wassail

On Thursday, 7 December, the Mayor of Arundel, Councillor Angela Standing, presented the third annual Arundel Community Award to Gill Hart for her work with the 1st Arundel (Earl of Arundel’s Own) Scout Group.

Mayor Angela Standing &
Gill Hart (c) Nigel Cull

Presenting the award, Angela said; “Gill has been giving her time to the scouting movement for over 30 years. Generations of Arundel residents have benefited from her scouting skills, in helping young people reach their potential. With her endless enthusiasm, dedication, care, tireless support and fundraising she is the backbone of the Arundel Scout Group.”

The public is invited each year to nominate groups or individuals for the annual Arundel Town Council’s Community Award and the winner is chosen by the full Town Council. The full list of 2017 Arundel Community Award nominees was:

  • Geoff Allan for his work for both for Arundel Gardens Association and St Philip’s School.
  • The Arundel Festival 2017 Committee for their hard work bringing an amazing mix of entertainment to the town over the 10 days of the festival.
  • Mark Bullen for his work with the Arundel Cricket Club within the youth sections.
  • Gill Farquharson as editor of The Bell magazine and for her work on the Arundel Festival brochure.
  • Gill Hart (Winner) for over 30 year’s work with the 1st Arundel (Earl of Arundel’s Own) Scout Group.
  • Mark Lay who was posthumously nominated for his charity work raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and organising a ‘Paint the Town Green Day’ in Arundel.
  • Bob Tanner for his work with Arundel Gardens Association, schools and as Tree Warden for Arundel Town Council.
  • Marian Webb for her work for Arundel Museum and the Chamber of Commerce.

A Sunset Wassail

Arundel Community Orchard Group is throwing a sunset wassail with Sompting Village Morris on Saturday 13 January 2017.

If you would like to attend, meet from 3.30pm at Herrington’s Field on Fitzalan Road, then there will be a procession to the orchard at 4.00pm. Take battery powered torches and something to make a noise and wake up the trees – drums, rattles, saucepans or whistles are all good.

Wassailing ceremony and dancing with mulled cider and apple juice. Wellies advised – and please note that there is no parking at the orchard. For more information, contact [email protected]


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