VALERIE Fawkes has been nominated as Neighbour of the Year in the Stroud News and Journal Community Awards.

Claire Long nominated Valerie for her friendly assistance to everyone around her in Park View Drive in Cashes Green.

Claire said: "Val always go out of their way to help and assist everyone in need well above and beyond expectations.

"Val is an active member of the cats protection, she is so helpful whenever you need advice, whether it comes to one of my many animal issues over the last ten years I’ve lived here, or passing along items to those who could make use of them whenever I pass anything on.

"She always offers you a friendly greeting, and goes out her way to of help to anyone in need of assistance at any time of day or night.

"Within the local area Val plays a big part in reuniting precious cats with their owners, and looking after those cats that desperately deserve a warm and loving home."

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