Reepham given community resilience award

Reepham has received a plaque commemorating the community’s resilience during the pandemic.

The memorial plaque, commissioned by Lady Dannatt, the Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, was presented to the town by Dr Rose Barnes, Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, during the town council meeting on 9 March.
Dr Barnes, who lives in Little Witchingham and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in January 2020, was born in Kenya and arrived in Norfolk in 1983, working as a GP in South Norfolk between 1987 and 2017.
Following retirement, she developed a volunteering role with the Norfolk Reading Project in supporting children with their reading skills.
She is also engaging with the St Martins Housing homelessness charity, hoping to provide both a hands-on role as well as an ambassadorial commitment to this worthwhile cause.
Dr Barnes is pictured above with Reepham Town Council chairman Cllr Paul Mitchell. Photo: Reepham Community Press

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