CARNFORTH is being honoured for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire has awarded the town council a Covid-19 Certificate of Recognition for the actions the community took to help one another through the lockdown.

The award was presented remotely by the Right Worshipful, The Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Malcolm Thomas.

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Since early March the town council has provided information to local communities on a range of Covid related matters from central and local government advice on how to keep safe to supporting residents experiencing financial hardship.

Councillor Kath Bromilow said: “Carnforth Town Council are delighted to receive this certificate, which we accept on behalf of the whole community.

“Throughout Covid-19 our residents, groups and businesses have pulled together like never before, looking out for each other and providing support and friendship during these unprecedented and challenging times.”

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Liam Law, joint co-ordinator of the Carnforth Covid 19 isolation support group, said: “This award is an absolute honour for our community, volunteers and town, it’s a pleasure to live, work and volunteer in Carnforth and I'm proud to say it’s a fantastic place to be.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers and Carnforth Town Council for bringing our community/town together in these unprecedented times.”

Councillor Jim Grisenthwaite said: “This is an incredible honour for the community. Awards like this don’t come along very often and we are very proud it has come to us.

“The town is recognised for its efforts including its free newspaper containing information, the work of its volunteers and working closely with the integrated care community.

“It’s a real pat on the back for Carnforth. I couldn’t be prouder.”

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