One of the Mayor’s first duties in this term was to select the winners of the Annual Mayor’s Awards. Presentations to the recipients of the awards took place during the Annual Council meeting on Thursday 18 May 2017 at Hayle Day Care Centre.
The female Citizen of the Year 2017 was awarded to Jenna Fentham, for her tireless energy in volunteering at and supporting so many local events, community buildings, groups and initiatives.
Trevor Smitheram was presented with the male Citizen of the Year 2017 shield. He was nominated by many because of his unstinting service to the Hayle Old Cornwall Society, of which he is President, and for volunteering at the Hayle Heritage Centre.
The Mayor selected Daniel Noall as Young Person of the Year because of the voluntary work he undertakes annually in assisting Hayle Decorative Lights put up the Christmas displays.
Hayle Pilot Gig Club received the Organisation of the Year Award 2017. The Mayor did not hesitate to select the club as it does so much to encourage people to participate in a traditional Cornish sport and also willingly gets involved in and supports local events.
Hayle’s Youth Organisation of the Year 2017 is Hayle Cricket Club’s Youth Section. The club was chosen because of the opportunities it affords the town’s youngsters by providing a safe and encouraging environment to participate in sport locally.