Rewarded for their services to the town

Mayor Ann Cox presents plaque to former Pocklington sergeant Pete Rogers.
Mayor Ann Cox presents plaque to former Pocklington sergeant Pete Rogers.

Pocklington Town Council has recognised the efforts and achievements of members of the local community by presenting them with plaques and certificates.

Among those to receive a plaque at the town council offices on George Street recently was former Pocklington Police sergeant Pete Rogers, for all his hard work in the town over the past 11 years.

Pete has retired from the police force after 30 years service.

Mayor of Pocklington Ann Cox said: “He has been an excellent neighbourhood beat sergeant.

“He will be a hard act to follow, but I am sure Dave Dosdale will do just as well.”

Grahame Hicks received a plaque for chairing the Pocklington and District Gateway Project for a number of years, and for running the Action Access A1079 campaign, which aims to make the A1079 safer for road users.

Another member of the community to receive a plaque was John Barber, who is the chairman of the Pocklington Horticultural Society and is a prominent member of the Pocklington and District Wine Circle.

Tom Stalker, who helped establish the Wilberfoss First Response team, was also given a plaque.

Meanwhile, Robert Cook, Sheila Owens and Keith Wilson were given highly commended certificates for their success in the town’s annual front garden competition.