RICHARD FIELD, BCAc
Richard has launched and maintained an award-winning village website for the community for the past 10 years, the site includes 28 different sections and offers readers the choice of 100 pages of information. The site has now attracted over 260,000 visitors and has not cost the village anything, all costs being met by Richard.
Richard also launched, and coordinates, the community First Responder group which over the past seven years has responded to numerous call outs when villagers have presented with various emergency health conditions.
One of his major successes was attracting a £10,000 grant to buy new computers for joint use by the school where he is a governor, and the community. Raising the profile of the village playing fields, Richard also spearheaded a move to obtain Royal status and having them re-named, ‘The Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field’. The award means that the fields are protected in perpetuity against commercial exploitation. He was also instrumental in getting the newly-named field voted ‘The UK’s Best Loved Playing Field’ in 2013 and attended the national awards ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground. In addition to all of Richard’s projects mentioned, he still found time to create, launch and run the village Croquet Club and even raised £17,000 to have the pitch re-laid.
Nominated by Rosalind Richold