Thursday, 14 January 2021

Community Champion winners celebrate half a century

 One of the best parts of being an MP is getting the opportunity to celebrate with and congratulate people who are at the heart of their local community.

Before Christmas, I joined forces with County Councillor Gordon Stewart to present husband and wife team Anne and Steve Blakeburn with one of my Community Champion Awards. Anne and Steve own Balls of Prudhoe Fish & Chip Shop on Front Street, Prudhoe, and are celebrating an incredible fifty years of their family business.

They have even kept going through the COVID-19 pandemic, working hard to ensure that they can continue to cater for the local community.

My Community Champions Award Scheme recognises people, charities and businesses in Tynedale and Ponteland who make a difference in their local communities. After serving the people of Prudhoe with fantastic food and a friendly welcome for the last half century, Anne, Steve and their team truly are community champions!