Norfolk village celebrates residents making a difference

Clerk Kate Filby, Ann-May Partridge and Parish Council Chairman Philip Edge. Picture: East Harling

Clerk Kate Filby, Ann-May Partridge and Parish Council Chairman Philip Edge. Picture: East Harling Council - Credit: Archant

People living in a Norfolk village were celebrated in a parish council’s third annual awards ceremony.

Clerk Kate Filby, Barry Holmes and Parish Council Chairman Philip Edge. Picture: East Harling Counci

Clerk Kate Filby, Barry Holmes and Parish Council Chairman Philip Edge. Picture: East Harling Council - Credit: Archant

Residents in East Harling were celebrated as part of the Freedom of the Parish awards as the council, along with previous winners, whittled down the nominees to two winners.

Anne-May Partridge has lived in the village since 1975, during that time she has been treasurer of the bowls club, secretary of the recreation ground and accountant to the Cosy Corner, all voluntary posts.

She said: “An awful lot of people do so much for the village and it’s an honour to be recognised.”

Barry Holmes was born and bred in East Harling and managed the Harling Colts under-14 football.


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He was a member of the Recreation Committee for many years, was the village bingo caller and served in the Harling fire service for 23 Years.

He said: “It was lovely to celebrate this achievement with my family and friends, thank you to the parish for their support.”

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