JUSTICES OF THE PEACE RECOGNISED FOR THEIR SERVICE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has thanked and congratulated a group of dedicated local volunteers who last year reached the 50-year milestone as a Justice of the Peace (JP).
Mr Anderson said Justices of the Peace played a critical role in our communities and those recognised for 50 years of service had earnt the community’s thanks for their work.
“Justices of the Peace are volunteers who do the work they do in the service of their community, making our daily lives easier and keeping our communities going,” Mr Anderson said.
“50 years is a very significant milestone, and I’m thrilled to have been able to recognise these local heroes for the incredible work they have done for a long period of time.”
Justices of the Peace recognised for 50 years’ service in the Tamworth Electorate include:
- Mr Richard Hutt (Tamworth)
- Mr Bruce New (Tamworth)
- Mr Noel Taggart (Tamworth)
- Dr Raymond Dart (Tamworth)
- Mr John Hay (Tamworth)
- Mr Bevan Coote (Loomberah)
- Mr David Ridgewell (Manilla)
- Mr Brian Sheppard (Gunnedah)
“If you’ve ever needed a document witnessed or certified, you know how important it is to be able to access a JP quickly.
“I know how grateful our communities are for the service of our JPs and it was great to meet with our award recipients and hear some of the stories from 50 years of service.
“Thank you to our longest serving JP’s and to the many others who continue to volunteer to provide this service.”