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Wetherby Townsperson of the Year - 2019/2020

Message from The Wetherby Lions


The winner of the 2018/19 Townsperson of the Year was Alan Drinkall


We now need your nominations for 2019/20 ! !  We would like to hear about an exceptional adult in our community who has helped make Wetherby a better place for all of us.  You can complete and submit your nominee application in several ways, do it online - click here , print the nomination form here and post


The closing date for completed forms is 30th November 2019

Following a robust selection process last year the judging panel finally agreed a winner which we are pleased to announce was Alan Drinkall M B E’; congratulations Alan!


Many local people will know Alan from his days as a Police Officer when he was instrumental in creating "Crucial Crew" working with local school children.  Following his retirement, Alan has continued to use his unique organisational and administration skills by being the driving force with the Wetherby Christmas Lights, an active member of The Royal British Legion, a contributor to Wetherby in Bloom and supporter of ‘The Old Men’s Parliament’.


As stated by his nominee who wrote: "He is a quiet unassuming individual, often found to be pottering in the background, doing vital work".  Well, Alan, you are not in the background anymore and you will be remembered by the good folk of Wetherby for many years to come.

On behalf of the people of Wetherby and Wetherby District Lions Club members, thanks to Alan and we all look forward to working with you throughout 2019.

If you would like further details about what Wetherby District Lions do and how you can help, please click the link to our website ‘Contact Us’ page or ring our Lion President on 0345 833 9529.  We look forward to hearing from you.


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