Saturday 19 December 2015

The Barnet Eye Community Awards 2015

Full Roll Call

Barnet Person of the year
– Polly Napper (Library campaigner)
– Nominated by Julia Hines (Charity Campaigner)

"Polly has worked tirelessly campaigning to preserve
 and maintain the library service in Barnet in the face 
of budget cuts. This award recognises the need for 
champions in our community for our heritage and
cultural life"

Barnet Charity of the year
– Art Against Knives
– Nominated by Julia Hines(Charity Campaigner)

"Art Against Knives are a ground breaking and innovative 
charity working with young people to provide creative
alternatives to violence and gang culture. This 
award recognise the essential work they have 
done and will continue to do in our community"

Barnet Pub of the Year
– The Chandos Arms
– Nominated by Roger Tichborne (The Barnet Eye)

"The Chandos Arms has established itself as the best grassroots
music venue in the London Borough of Barnet. It has been regenerate
into a welcoming and friendly community hub and become a key 
element of the Colindales community.

Barnet Comedy patron of the Year
– Polly Penter
– Nominated by Emily Kollviet (Pub/Venue Owner)

"Polly has put comedy on the map in Barnet, giving 
opportunities to up and coming talent and bring 
established comedians to a part of London that had
previousy been a comedy desert"

Barnet Band/Artist of the Year
– Little Em
– Nominated by Emily Kollviet (Pub/Venue Owner)

"Little Em is one of the oustanding artists of the new generation. 
Tipped for great things in 2016!"

Barnet Teacher of the Year
– Susi Earnshaw
- Nominated by Allen  Ashley (author/poet/teacher/singer)

"Susi has dedicated her life to giving young people the 
opportunity to realise their dreams of acting. Thousands
of young people have been able to realise and develop their
potential due to her hard work and inspiration" 

Barnet Restaurant of the Year
– Haven (Whetstone)
– Nominated by Helen Michael (CafĂ© Owner and chair of North Finchley Traders)

"Haven is an excellent restaurant, with outstanding food and service.
It is also a key supporter of many charities and good causes, supporting
hosting numerous events and acting as a hub of the community"

Barnet Event of the Year
- Finchley Literary Festival
- Nominated by Allen Ashley (author/poet/teacher/singer)

 "The Finchley Literary festival is a jewel in the cultural crown of our
Borough. It is built on the hard work of an excellent team and gives us 
an opportunity to enjoy the work of many great authors and writers 
in our community in some fantastic venues"

The Barnet Eye wishes to thank all of the above for making 2015 a truly special year in our Borough. The people and organisations listed above have all made a massive contribution to the lives and happiness of people living in the London Borough of Barnet. It is only right and proper that they get some recognition for their efforts. Many thanks to everyone who contributed nominations, to our team of judges who evaluated the process and especially to The Chandos Arms for allowing us to hold our awards ceremony and Christmas party at their fantastic venue. 

Congratulations to all.

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