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MORE THAN 100 YEARS
Included in the many people within the community who give up their time to be of help to others are those often unrecognised and unappreciated men and women who are qualified Justices of the Peace or Commissioners for Declarations and, in a recent ceremony, Member for Pumicestone Simone Wilson MP demonstrated to three local JP’s that their service to the community is appreciated when she awarded them with long service awards.
Between Les Spall, Winifred Smith AM and Roy (surname withheld by request), they have more than one hundred years of JP service behind them and because awards are only presented to recognise twenty-five, forty and fifty years, Roy received recognition for twenty-five years although he has served for thirty-seven years.
Along with Roy’s award, Les was presented with a forty year award and Winifred received her twenty-five-year award. In presenting the awards, Mrs. Wilson congratulated the three recipients and thanked them for their valuable service to the community.
‘On behalf of the whole Pumicestone community, thank you so much to all our wonderful Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations who willingly give up their valuable time to serve the community,’ said Mrs. Wilson.
‘It is wonderful to be able to present these awards,’ she added.
Mrs. Wilson also said that if there is anyone who would like to become a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations or would like to apply for a long service award, they should contact her office on 3484 2100 as she would be delighted to assist them with their application.