Frodsham Life receives Best News Publication of the Year award

Pictures Lynda Hayney Frodsham & District Photographic Society

FRODSHAM Life magazine was honoured to be awarded Best News Publication of the Year at the Mayor’s Civic Awards 2019.

The awards ceremony took place aboard the Daniel Adamson steam powered canal tug moored at Sutton Weaver on the evening of Friday 1st November and the “Best news Publication of the Year” award was received by Frodsham Life manager James Balme, who has been at the helm since 2006.

The evening was enjoyable with a presentation given by members and volunteers on the life and history of the Daniel Adamson during its long history dating back to 1903. The Tug boat is part of the National Historic Fleet and is listed number fifteen out of twenty such vessels that include the Cutty Sark, HMS Victory and SS Great Britain.

The award ceremony was hosted by the Mayor of Frodsham Cllr Liam Jones and the award for Best News Publication of the Year was presented to James Balme by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Mr David Briggs MBE, KStJ. James sprung a surprise on the Lord Lieutenant by presenting him with the latest copy of Frodsham Life at the same time which featured David on the cover.

On receiving the award on behalf of the team at Frodsham Life James said: ‘ I would like to thank everyone here this evening for your continued support of our Frodsham Life magazine. I took on the challenge of managing Frodsham Life way back in 2006 and during the last thirteen years I’ve seen many changes in Frodsham. I hope to continue for many more years to come representing the people of Frodsham and I urge you to speak with us at anytime to let us have your news and views. We are actively involved with the Frodsham community at many levels and I thank you for embracing our publication’.

The full list of winners from the event are listed below.

Community Hero of the Year Award – Ron Sayle (Mersey Weaver Scouts) – Frodsham Junior Mayors and Mayor of Frodsham to present award

Best Community Group of the Year Award – North Cheshire Rail Users’ Group – Mayors of Neston and Frodsham to present award

Best Business of the Year Award – Home and Beauty – Presented by James Balme Frodsham Life

Best Community Initiative of the Year Award – Frodsham Women’s Institute for the Grow it Show it Make it Bake it Show – Hover Force and Mayor of Frodsham to present award

Best Event of the Year Award – Tributes on the Hill – Mayor of Frodsham to present award

Outstanding Community Service of the Year Award – Frodsham Community Centre & Frodsham Youth Association (joint winners).

Outstanding Charity of the Year Award – Rotary Club of Frodsham and Helsby – Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and Mayor of Frodsham to present award

Rising Star of the Year Award – Castle Park and Arts Centre Trusts (joint winners) – Mayor of Frodsham to present award

Best Performers of the Year Award – Frodsham Players – CSS and Mayor of Frodsham to present award

Best News Publication of the Year Award – Frodsham Life – Presnted by Lord Lt. of Cheshire David Briggs

Best Attraction of the Year Award – The Daniel Adamson – Mayors of Chester and Frodsham to present award


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