Dunmow residents get their just rewards

PUBLISHED: 12:24 20 June 2009 | UPDATED: 07:16 30 May 2010

Dunmow town mayor, Cllr Gwynn Davies, presents a souvenir copy of the new town map to researcher Alan Goffee  Picture: NICK THOMPSON

Dunmow town mayor, Cllr Gwynn Davies, presents a souvenir copy of the new town map to researcher Alan Goffee Picture: NICK THOMPSON

PAST and present town mayors from found themselves busy on Thursday night as they made four presentations to hard-working Dunmow residents. Current mayor Gwynn Davies paid tribute to the work of local walker Alan Goffee for his help in creating a brand ne

PAST and present town mayors from found themselves busy on Thursday night as they made four presentations to hard-working Dunmow residents.

Current mayor Gwynn Davies paid tribute to the work of local walker Alan Goffee for his help in creating a brand new version of the Great Dunmow town map and presented him with a large framed copy of the final product.

Cllr Davies said: "Well done to Alan, the council can not thank him enough for his endeavours. He must have walked hundreds of miles whilst creating the new map."

Mr Goffee said that he had walked every footpath to check that each one was open and available for the public to use. He said: "If any footpaths were closed or overgrown I notified the council who then took steps to clear it."

The map features all of the roads, footpaths and amenities that can be found in the Dunmow parish, with colourful pictures to highlight the countryside beauty that surrounds the town. It can be found in most retail outlets in the town and at the council offices on Stortford Road.

At the same meeting, last years' mayor Clive Smith was presented with his official past mayors' jewel and was then invited to present substantial cheques to his chosen charities - the Royal British Legion (RBL) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

On presenting cheques for over £1000 each he said: "Thank you to everyone who helped raise so much money for the two charities. People stood in the rain and collected with buckets as well as arranging quiz nights and club nights. The final figure is really pleasing."

Receiving the cheques both Margaret Cole, chairman of the Dunmow RBL, and David Barber, chairman of the RNLI, said they were delighted for their organisations. Mr Barber added: "Quite often the public in Dunmow raise more than Chelmsford or Bishop Stortford. That is a real credit to everyone in the town who contributed.

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