2012's Community Award was presented to Phil Dolby during a training evening at Crich Fire Station.
The award was in recognition of his many years of service to the parish, including: as the treasurer and longest-serving member of Crich Fete Committee for eighteen years; serving as a past chair of governors at Crich Junior school; running Crich Post Office for twenty-nine years; and for his service as retained firefighter at Crich Fire Station for twenty-eight years, eighteen of them in charge.
The presentation was made by Brian Gibbons with photography by Roger Phipp, both CACN committee members.
Dear CACN Committee,
Thank you all very much for the Community Award 2012 which was presented to me at Crich Fire Station. I was very surprised, pleased and proud to receive the award.
There are many people in our community who freely give their time and effort to various causes and organisations, including yourselves on the CACN committee. Whilst most of us neither require nor expect recognition for our work, it is nevertheless gratifying to receive a simple thank you sometimes.
It was particularly appropriate to receive the award at the fire station, in the presence of the other eight fire fighters who make up the crew. I have been the station commander for nearly twenty years, and during that time my job has been made easy by their support, knowledge, loyalty and commitment. My job as 'boss' is to organise, make decisions and monitor any situation we have to deal with, while the crew does the hard physical and sometimes dangerous work. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody past and present who has served at Crich Fire Station,
Regards, Phil Dolby
If you consider someone worthy of receiving the Community Award because their voluntary activities in the parish, please let us have your suggestion.