ELLA Vine, Labour’s candidate in local election for Stanford le Hope West, sets out her vision for organising first Stanford Community Awards in December this year. The awards will celebrate the fantastic work community organisations and initiatives, such as the Stanford Festival, Friends of Hardie Park and Blooming Marvels, are doing to improve our local area.
Ella says: ’’Stanford le Hope has a strong and active community. There are many community activists doing absolutely fantastic things for our town and community I feel very lucky to be a part of the community. I really appreciate the work residents do and I fully support them, because I know how much time, efforts and commitment it takes to do all these fantastic things.
“I strongly believe in community. For these reasons, when elected, I will work with the local community to create Stanford’s Community Awards. The Awards could recognise people with outstanding commitment to their community, inspirational projects and people, community and sport champions, arts projects and talented young people.
"I think it would be a very exciting project that will bring the community even closer together, encourage talent, creativity, community spirit and bring external resources in.”