person nominated to receive our second award of this evening is both a member
of the local ‘Teasel Group’ as well as a volunteer at the Stotfold Water Mill
where he additionally runs the Archive Group.
He coordinates, with the minimum amount of fuss, the activities of the Teasel Group at both Stotfold Mill Nature Reserve and at other green spaces around Stotfold such as Centenary Wood and the Community Orchard behind Etonbury School. He puts a huge amount of his time and effort into making sure these facilities are in the best possible condition for members of the public to enjoy.
His cheerful nature and enthusiasm have helped significantly raise the number of volunteers for Teasel over the last few years. Being extremely unassuming he is popular with all those he works and deals with and handles all responsibilities with a light touch.
During the pandemic period he has gone to great lengths to ensure that any work groups have operated in a Covid-safe way which has reassured members, many in the more ‘senior’ age category, of their well-being.
At all times, and even more so during the Coronavirus pandemic period, the ‘green lungs’ these open spaces create for our residents are recognised as important for both our physical and mental wellbeing and also as an introduction to nature for younger members of society. Although not a Stotfold resident it was felt that this person’s great input towards the welfare of our town made him worthy of an ‘honorary’ award from the town.
Ladies and gentlemen, your appreciation please for Mr Roger Watson