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St Paul's Carnival heroes recognised in a special awards ceremony


The unsung heroes who went above and beyond to make this year’s St Paul’s Carnival happen were recognised with a special awards ceremony jointly hosted by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and Mayor Marvin Rees.

To celebrate the success of the 50th St Paul’s Carnival in Bristol in July, 52 individual winners and 20 teams from Avon and Somerset Police, Avon Fire and Rescue, South Western Ambulance Service, Bristol City Council and the Carnival Committee were commended for their instrumental role in the organisation of the event at a ceremony on Wednesday 7 November at City Hall.

The winners from Bristol City Council include:

  • Culture and Events Team
  • Highways Team
  • Operations Team
  • Civil Protection Unit
  • Safety Advisory Group for Events team
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Licensing team
  • Sara Tacchi

The winners from South Western Ambulance Service include:

  • Desmond Young
  • Hannah Roberts

The winners from Avon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service include:

  • Avon Fire and Rescue Community Safety Team
  • Chris Geake

The winners from Avon and Somerset Police include:

  • Investigations Team (ASC)
  • Commanders Team (ASC)
  • Operations Planning Team (ASC)
  • Neighbourhood Team (ASC)
  • Intelligence and Investigations (ASC)
  • Angela Burtonwood
  • Andrew Woodman
  • Jacqueline Harper
  • Justin McMahon
  • Carys Weeds

The winners put forward by the Carnival Committee:

  • Ashley Churches Together Serving
  • Aspiration Creation Elevation
  • Colour of the City
  • Charlene Lawrence
  • Jessica Bernard
  • D’jorn Fevrier
  • Joanna Randall
  • Sophie Allman
  • Grace Kress
  • Chloe Matthews
  • Alex Emenike
  • Libby Blackwell
  • Kamal El Imaan
  • Michael Jenkins
  • Norman Stephenson
  • Helen Davenport

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “I am delighted that we were able to recognise the silent stars and volunteers who served their communities to make St Paul’s Carnival happen. Thanks to their hard work, dedication and commitment, these worthy winners ensured the 50th anniversary of St Paul’s Carnival was the best yet and a celebration of the city’s culture, diversity, creativity and unity.” 

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “I am grateful for all of the hard work that was put in to bring Carnival back to the streets of St Pauls and celebrate 50 years of this showcase of African Caribbean culture and heritage. I congratulate all the award winners on their success and thank everyone who played a hand in a great event that will live long in the city’s memory.”

Martino Burgess, chair of St Paul’s Carnival, added:  “This year’s Carnival proves what amazing things can happen when the whole city pulls together and it’s great to be able to say thank you to everyone who supported the celebration. The police and Carnival Committee worked side by side to bring the community together and ensure the Carnival could be enjoyed by everyone.”

Sue Mountstevens also presented Assistant Chief Constable Carolyn Peters and Superintendent Rhys Hughes from Avon and Somerset Police with Special Recognition Awards. Sadly the founders of St Paul’s Carnival Barbara Dettering and Roy Hackett could not join the ceremony and Sue Mountstevens will be presenting the pair with Special Recognition Awards next month.

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018
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