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Community champion: the Jim Gregory award is back

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As the disruptions of Covid begin to fade so the annual Jim Gregory cup for community service is returning to Minchinhampton, writes Jo Barber. 

The trophy in memory of popular bobby on the beat, the late PC Gregory (pictured) was launched by his family after his death in December 2014. 

But it was 2019 when it was last presented before the pandemic closed normal life down in both 2020  and 2021. 

Now, however, the honour is back and will be a feature of the Minchinhampton Annual Parish Assembly on May 16th, at the Baptist Church office in Tetbury Street. 

Residents’ ideas are therefore needed for which individual or group has performed the most outstanding community service during the past couple of years. 

Nominations, including brief explanations of the potential recipient’s achievement, should be sent to the  Minchinhampton Parish Council office at The Trap House in West End by a deadline of Thursday, April 28th. (Please include details of the person(s) put forward and the nominee’s name(s) and contact details). 

PC Gregory worked from September 1987 until June 2000 in Minchinhampton when he was transferred to royal protection duties at Highgrove where he served until retirement. 

It is expected his daughter Vicky will assist in the selection of this year’s winner, the sixth in the cup’s history, by an informal panel of parish councillors. 

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