Help shine the spotlight on Knowsley’s good neighbours

Published on: Wednesday, 25-February-2015

The search is on for the borough’s unsung heroes with nominations now being taken for the annual Good Neighbours in Knowsley Awards.

Now in their sixth year the awards honour the community champions who are helping to make the borough a better place to live.Elizabeth Greenall and Joanne McCullock

Elizabeth Greenall was the Good Neighbours in Knowsley 2014 Borough Winner, she was taken aback by the nomination: “It was very unexpected” said Elizabeth “I felt extremely honoured and very proud.”

Elizabeth was nominated by her neighbour, Joanne McCullock, 21, who explains:

“I’ve lived next door to Elizabeth my whole life and during that time she’s always looked out for her community, helping in local charity events and raising money to go to help soldiers in Afghanistan.

“Her husband sadly passed away but she stayed strong and continued to put others first, taking part in events for the good of the local community.

“I was so pleased when she won both the area and overall borough award as she really is a worthy winner. I am very proud of Elizabeth and she is a fantastic role model!”

Elizabeth refuses to take all the credit. “It’s not just my award. It’s for everyone I’ve worked and volunteered with.”

The 69 years old grandmother helped to bring back the community spirit to the Prescot estate she loves and has lived on for over 40 years. With the help of her late husband they organised bulb planting and encouraged other residents to get involved. They also made and provided refreshments on bonfire night and at other community events, helping to bring people together again.

Through her work as a member of the team at Prescot Community Church Elizabeth has helped to raise money to help injured soldiers and their families.

Anyone who lives in Knowsley can be nominated and a winner will be chosen from the four areas of the borough – Huyton, Kirkby, Halewood and Prescot, Whiston, Cronton and Knowsley Village - and from these an overall winner will be selected for their ‘Outstanding Contribution to their Community’.

Good Neighbour forms are available from all of the borough’s One Stop Shops and libraries or nominations can be made online using the form below.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 12 August. Winners will be presented with their Good Neighbours awards in September.

If you would like to make an online nomination please complete and submit this form:

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Photo caption: Elizabeth Greenall, last year’s Good Neighbours in Knowsley winner, sharing a cup of tea with her neighbour Joanne McCullock