2014 ACTNHW Good Neighbour Award
- Last Updated: Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:27
The 2014 ACT Neighbourhood Watch Good Neighbour Award received 13 nominations from 24 nominees for residents across the ACT. Those nominated were clearly good neighbours and they are appreciated by their neighbours. They were very community minded, very generous with their time and material possessions and very caring to people in need.
Many did the various neighbourly tasks like collecting mail while away, retrieving bins, keeping watch on neighbour’s property, deterring and reporting suspicious activity. Some also included providing meals in times of sickness, assisting children to learn to grow plants, sharing home grown produce, assisting with home moving etc.
The recipient of the 2014 ACTNW Good Neighbour Award is Margaret Hansen from Lyons.
Margaret is valued by her neighbours and is considered by them to be an outstanding neighbour and is held in high esteem by them. Universally admired, she is active in initiating, encouraging and supporting a range of social event. She has great wisdom and displays all he attributes of quiet, respectful leadership in developing a new retired community. Margaret is welcoming to newcomers and cooks for community events and for those incapacitated or in hospital.
Overall Margaret is considered to be a networker, an organiser, a hostess, a promoter, a counsellor and a good friend to all. Margaret is truly a good neighbour.