Unsung community hero recognised for services to Barningham, near Bury St Edmunds

Carol Bull, ward councillor for Barningham, presents Eddie Sier with his scroll of honour. Picture:

Carol Bull, ward councillor for Barningham, presents Eddie Sier with his scroll of honour. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

An unsung village hero has been recognised for his services to the community by the borough of St Edmundsbury.

Eddie Sier has been awarded a scroll of honour as a thank you for his contributions to the village of Barningham, near Bury St Edmunds.

Mr Sier, who was born in Bury, moved with his Sheila to the village in 1973 and has been a secretary of the Bury and District Sunday League and secretary of Barningham Football Club, while also running the Barningham boys section.

He was elected as a parish councillor in 2011 and was a very active member, taking on a number of extra jobs, including helping with the maintenance of Aggie’s Piece – a small wildlife area on the edge of the village.

Mr Sier also drove the community transport bus, collecting residents from many of the local villages and transporting them to and from the Hopton Day Care Centre, where wife Sheila also helps out.


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The award was presented to Mr Sier at the Hopton centre by Carol Bull, cabinet member for future governance at St Edmundsbury Borough Council and ward councillor for Barningham.

Ward councillors can present two awards for outstanding contributions to the community during their four-year term.

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The community awards enable councillors to recognise work within their own wards and come from them as individuals, not the council as a whole.

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