Local residents honoured in the 2019 Mayor’s Awards

13 May 2019

Running since 2000, the Mayor’s Awards provide an opportunity for the Council to acknowledge the contribution local people make to enhance the lives of others.

The following six residents received the 2019 Mayor’s Awards.

Paula Byrne

Paula has been the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) at St. Charles Roman Catholic School in North Kensington for 22 years. She was recognised for the support that she gives to pupils and also the volunteers at the Volunteer Reading Help Charity, which seeks to help children read more fluently, widen their vocabulary and improve their confidence.

Clive Phillip

Clive, who launched Mangrove steelband in 1980, was recognised for his outstanding leadership and efforts in addressing and raising awareness of the disciplines of the Notting Hill Carnival, in our community and across the country.

Shirley Sylvester

Shirley has been working for the Lancaster West Children’s Community Network (LWCCN) since 1994.  She is also the manager for Grenfell Early Years Nursery; a community-based organisation which was situated at the base of Grenfell Tower.  She was recognised for the nursery’s work and support to all its users irrespective of their circumstances and for her services to the children and families of the Lancaster West Estate.

Sir David and Lady Emma Verey

The Vereys are the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Friends of Leighton House and have been responsible for raising over £1.78 million to enable a major refurbishment of the Museum to proceed. They were recognised for their contribution to ‘From Hidden Gem to National Treasure’ which will transform the museum for the benefit of the whole community and secure its long-term future.  Without their involvement this project might never have got off the ground.

David White

David is a long-term resident of Campden ward and the current chairman of the Campden Hill Residents’ Association; the largest residents’ association in Campden ward. David was recognised for giving his time selflessly to bring together residents, regardless of political views, for working with the community to champion local causes and for building strong links with Holland Park School.