Brid’s five chances of awards success

Rosie French and Jean Dowdney are volunteers at the Kingfisher Cafe in West Street which has been shortlisted for the Community Award.
Rosie French and Jean Dowdney are volunteers at the Kingfisher Cafe in West Street which has been shortlisted for the Community Award.

Bridlington has five chances of success at next week’s Chairman’s Awards, after the shorlists were announced on Tuesday.

The chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Cllr Caroline Fox, will reveal the winners at a ceremony at The Spa on Tuesday evening.

Bridlington Lifeboat Station

Bridlington Lifeboat Station

She said: “It was a very tough selection process as the quality of nominations was very high this year.”

The Bridlington nominees who have made the final three in their categories are

Community Award: Individual - Sue Shilladay

Sue was the first female member of teaching staff at Bridlington School and Contingent Commander at Bridlington School Combined Cadet Force for over 30 years.

Community Award: Group - Kingfisher Café

Set up in 1982, the cafe in West Street helps homeless people with hot meals, clothing, bedding and toiletries.

When people are re-homed they provide most things needed to ensure they are given a good chance of being able to stay there and thrive in the community.

Sport Award: Talented Performer - Charlie Coulam

Charlie was born with cerebral palsy. He swims for Bridlington Amateur Swimming Association and has been included on Swim England Para-Swimming Foundation Programme where he will attend training camps to develop his skills.

In the last year, Charliehas attended the National para event in Manchester attaining three personal bests and a bronze medal in backstroke.

Built Heritage Award - Minor Works: The Scriptorium

The former convent in High Street is a Grade II* listed building.

In undertaking a conversion into a single house, the owners of the building have restored much of the original plan form of the building, re-instated historic doors, restored fireplaces and installed sympathetic glazing.

Built Heritage Award - Major Scheme - Bridlington Lifeboat Station

The new RNLI station building provides a modern life-saving facility in an attractive Art Deco-designed building, on the site of a former boating lake on the seafront.