Exeter Labour Party is proud to report that Devon County Councillor Olwen Foggin has won the Age UK Pride of Place Award at the 2012 C’llr Achievement Awards.
These national awards recognise councillors who have made significant contributions to local democracy and to their communities, and the Age UK prize is given to a councillor who has made a particular difference to older people.
Explaining the judges’ decision, co-organisers the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) said;
“Cllr Foggin has consistently championed the interests of older residents in Devon since being elected to the county council in 2005. She has demonstrated a clear commitment to engaging with local groups and listening to the concerns of older people, before ensuring that these concerns inform the council’s decisions at every level.”
This year alone Olwen has supported a range of projects and activities for older people, including Age UK’s Men in Sheds project, Heavitree Pop In Social Group, a Christmas event for residents of Whipton Barton House care home (pictured), Westbank’s Memory Cafes and the Whipton Community Hospital League of Friends. Exeter Labour Party would like to congratulate Olwen on her well-deserved win and for her ongoing efforts to promote the voice of older people in Exeter and to improve our communities for their older residents.