Devon County Councillor wins Age UK National Award
Posted on: 28 February 2012
Devon County Councillor Olwen Foggin, who represents the Heavitree and Whipton Barton area of Exeter, has beaten stiff competition from across the country to win the Age UK Pride of Place Award 2012.
The Rt Hon Eric Pickles, MP praised Cllr Foggin and other winners of the CCLA LGiU C’llr Achievement Awards 2012, hosted at Westminster City Council this week.
Judges agreed that Cllr Foggin has ‘consistently championed the interests of older residents in Devon’, and that she ‘has demonstrated a clear commitment to engaging with local groups and listening to the concerns of older people before ensuring that these concerns inform the council’s decisions at every level.’
Martyn Rogers of Age UK Exeter said:
“There were some very strong contenders for the award and we are delighted that Councillor Foggin’s work and commitment to improving neighbourhoods for older people has been recognized.
“Too often this kind of work goes unrecognized but it deserves to be applauded nationally for the enormous benefits it brings. Councillor Foggin has also been a great supporter of our own work in the city, particularly our weekly social group for older people in Heavitree and our ‘Men in Sheds’ project”Posted in: Politics