Good Samaritan is crowned town’s top neighbour

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GOING above and beyond the call of his community duty has won a Bulwell man a Good Neighbour award.

Peter Reynolds works tirelessly within his community at Duchess Gardens. He is more than just a neighbour, he is a friend, helper and guardian of many residents in his street.

Nothing is too much trouble for Peter, who was nominated for the award by four of his neighbours who wanted to show their appreciation for his efforts.

“Peter is the best neighbour in the whole complex,” said one of his supporters. “He pops in to see me every day. He’s out in rain and snow, putting the bins out, making sure we’re safe in our homes and when I’ve been to hospital, he’s even been in and put the heating on for when I’ve come home.

“I always say he has earned his wings in heaven.”

The awards are run by Nottingham City Homes to recognise the residents within communities who go that extra mile.

“We are fortunate to have so many wonderful people living in Nottingham City Homes properties,” said NCH chief executive Nick Murphy. “There are good neighbours who put so much back into the local community.

“The nominations for Peter testify as to why he is a worthy winner of our Good Neighbour of the Year award.”

Peter picked up his prize from the Sheriff of Nottingham, Coun Merlita Bryan, and was accompanied to the event by neighbours Linda Lynch and Sheila White who nominated him, as our photo shows.

Peter said of his award: “It doesn’t seem that I do much for my neighbours until you put it all together — I never thought I would win this award.”