Glamis Hall for All named as winner of Wellingborough Civic Award 2015

Heather Saunders, Sarah Gouffini, Cathy Homann and Gary Saunders after they received the keys to Glamis Hall earlier this year
Heather Saunders, Sarah Gouffini, Cathy Homann and Gary Saunders after they received the keys to Glamis Hall earlier this year

The volunteers who fought so hard to save Glamis Hall from closure are the winners of this year’s Wellingborough Civic Award.

Glamis Hall for All has been chosen as the winner of the annual award given out by Wellingborough Civic Society.

We just felt this was such a great achievement

Shena Krupin

Past winners of the award, which is given to a building chosen for architectural merit or a valued community project, have included Wellingborough Museum, the bandstand in Castle Field, the wooden zoo animals in Croyland Gardens and the old Sun Laundry site in Westfield Road, Wellingborough.

Members of the society suggest nominations and then they vote on the winner, with Glamis Hall for All unanimously being chosen to receive this year’s award.

Society chairman Shena Krupin said: “It has to be something which has brought aesthetic value or value to the town so it’s not just any old building or any old community group.

“I think every resident in Wellingborough has watched the fight that the Glamis Hall committee has had to undertake with the council to save this resource, which is so important not just for now but for the future.

“We have watched this fight go on and have shouted them on from the sidelines.

“The society votes for the award and we just felt this was such a great achievement.

“The fact the hall is carrying on and will be providing services for many years to come is a real achievement.”

The winner of this year’s award was revealed earlier this week.

Shena added: “There is still much work to be done which will, we are certain span many years, but with each ‘brick’ secured firmly into place, the care and services provided by this essential community resource will continue to develop and grow, providing benefit to all residents of Wellingborough for many years to come.”

The Glamis Hall for All group will be presented with the award at Glamis Hall on the Queensway estate in Wellingborough at 2pm on Sunday, August 16.