Local Community Award for Chair of Friends of Hill Hook

Monday 30th September 2013

Martin YatesMartin Yates, Chair of Friends of Hill Hook

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is delighted to announce that Martin Yates, Chair of The Friends of Hill Hook Local Nature Reserve, has won a Sutton Coldfield Local Community Award "Helping the Environment".

The awards ceremony was held at the Ramada Hotel in Sutton Coldfield on Friday 27th September and Martin received the award on behalf of The Friends of Hill Hook and Sutton Park.

This award is thoroughly deserved by Martin who does so much hard work on behalf of the Friends group and local wildlife.

Paul Stephenson of The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country said: "Martin is a real local champion for Sutton Coldfield. He puts so much into making sure Hill Hook is a place to be proud of and the work is paying off, not only with this award, but with a superb reserve.

"He is not someone who seeks the limelight, so I imagine one of the greatest rewards for him is to see people enjoying walking around Hill Hook. From our point of view, it is very much deserved recognition for all his efforts."

Anne Smith of the Friends of Hill Hook added: "The award could not have gone to a better person. Without his efforts, many of which he does behind the scenes, we wouldn't have our beautiful nature reserve to walk round and admire."

Read more about Hill Hook Nature Reserve here.