We are delighted that both Elizabeth Malvisi and our late Nick Ridley have been nominated for national awards for their work in Babergh.
Nick Ridley, has been posthumously nominated for a lifetime achievement award in recognition for his long service at Babergh District Council in the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and CCLA Councillor Awards.
Elizabeth Malvisi, Babergh’s current cabinet member for the environment has been nominated in the environment and sustainability pioneer category.
After hearing the news of the nomination, Liz said "I can say to you that I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated considering I have only been a District Councillor for just over a year. Its very humbling to have been nominated. Climate Change, the Environment and our desperate need to regain the balance in our Bio-Diversity has been and continues to be a steep learning curve with so many habitats at risk. We can all absolutely play our part in this, we all can reduce our waste, we can all recycle more, we can all reduce or preferably eliminate plastic from our lives, we can all (except the very old who feel the cold) lower the thermostat and wear a cosy woolly jumper. I find it very exciting, enjoyable and rewarding that if we all did a little bit the multiplier is so great that it will have an impact.
I am putting the final touches to our proposed Bio-Diversity Action Plan which I truly believe is so exciting and will make our already beautiful countryside and villages even more stunning. I’ve been very fortunate to have been given such an interesting and important portfolio."
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