DOUG Butterill is used to collecting awards in
his capacity as Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom. But it was for
that very work - as head of a committee of dedicated people who keep the town
blooming - that he received a personal award.
At the 2010 AGM of Nantwich Museum
Trust Ltd, he received the Dutton Medal for services to the community, an
award created by Nantwich medallist, Ron Dutton, in memory of his parents
Walter and Ada Dutton.
Each year, Ron produces another
copy of the original which is then inscribed with the name of the latest
Doug received the medal, and a
cheque, from the Chairman of Nantwich Museum Trust Ltd, Robert Stones, who
referred to Doug's "huge contribution" to the town's outstanding achievement
in regional and national competitions.
Visitors to the town were
bowled over by the number and quality of "floral adornments", Robert said,
adding that Doug was often seen weeding, planting and dead-heading plants in
committee, saying that he was particularly
pleased with the regeneration of the town's railway station and the
award they had won for that. He appealed for volunteers to help with
gardening who, he said, were always needed.
Doug's work doesn't stop with
Nantwich in Bloom. His role in the former Nantwich Riverside Project
Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC which has taken over the work on the
banks of the River Weaver. Doug is the Company Secretary.
Doug is also a member of Nantwich Mill Hydro
Generation Ltd, a group aiming to provide electricity generation
facilities in the Mill Island area. And he is a tree warden.
For his work on Crewe and
Nantwich Borough Council - including terms as Mayor and Deputy Mayor -
he was made an Honorary
Alderman, and he has also been a member of Nantwich Town Council.
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The work of all members of the Nantwich in Bloom
committee in winning the awards was mentioned by Doug who said the medal was
for them as much as himself. And he referred to the role of the Secretary,
Connie Jones, in Nantwich in Bloom.
He mentioned the work carried out by