Volunteer bailiff receives top award for making his community a better place to live

Volunteer bailiff Roy Bridson has received a prestigious award for his role in improving the life of the community where he lives.

Roy, who is based in Whittlesey and is Area Coordinator for the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service, received the award from the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Caroline Bewes.

The award was presented in recognition of the appreciation of the residents and people of Cambridgeshire for his contribution to “enhancing the life of the community”.

Roy also received the award for his “outstanding commitment and dedication for exceptional contribution to the community as volunteer bailiff ensuring the waterways are safe and used correctly”.

Roy has previously received an Angling Trust Volunteering Excellence Award and was rightly recognised with a Nenescape Project Platinum Award for his volunteering effort.

Paul Thomas, Regional Enforcement Support Manager for the East of England, said:

“This recognition, allied to previous volunteering awards, speaks volumes about the character of Roy Bridson who, whilst battling back from life threatening illness, continued to volunteer tirelessly within his local community using his role as a volunteer bailiff to help him through his treatment for cancer. It stands him out as an exceptional person that I am proud to be associated with.”

The Voluntary Bailiff Service is part of the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service which operates in partnership with the Environment Agency and is funded from fishing licence income.

Roy Bridson receiving his award from the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Caroline Bewes


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