Honours for sports and arts performers

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Honours for sports and arts performers

Chipping Norton Lido has received West Oxfordshire District Council’s Chairman’s Award for 2009 for Outstanding Achievement. Claire Jarvis and fellow trustees received the Award from the Council’s Vice Chairman, Cllr Derek Cotterill, at an Awards Evening on Friday (March 6th).

The Lido, which first opened in 1970 and has been run by community-founded Chipping Norton Lido Limited since 2004, was not only recognised for its Outstanding Achievement in providing leisure opportunities to residents of Chipping Norton and surrounding villages, but also for the innovation used in their new water treatment plant, the use of a ground source heat pump and boring their own water hole.

Presenting the Award, Cllr Cotterill said he was proud to give the award to The Lido on behalf of Council Chairman Cllr Roger Curry. He added: “The winners of this award have shown real determination. They have made an improvement to the community they live in and are providing a facility that is enjoyed by many.”

Mrs Jarvis said: “It’s been an exciting, eventful four to five year for us now. We have had a huge amount of support, not only from the community but on many other levels as well. First and foremost, West Oxfordshire District Council has helped us enormously; we have received a great deal of support from members of staff, district and county councillors including Cllr Hilary Biles, our Cabinet Member who is also our county councillor. Our Town councillors in Chipping Norton have supported us all the way. There’s been an enormous contribution by our staff and the pool committee, and this award is gratefully received on their behalf.”

The Council runs the annual Awards Evening to celebrate the achievement of sporting and arts performers in West Oxfordshire

Posted : 09/03/2009 13:43:22

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