The Buckinghamshire people making a difference to our daily lives

PUBLISHED: 12:24 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:24 12 January 2015

Chairman Zahir Mohammed with school travel planners. Travel Planning volunteers encourage 'green' travel to school by pupils: walking, cycling, car-sharing or bus

Chairman Zahir Mohammed with school travel planners. Travel Planning volunteers encourage 'green' travel to school by pupils: walking, cycling, car-sharing or bus

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As we go about our daily lives it's easy to take a lot for granted and not notice the 'little things' that make life easier or far more pleasant in our county. So much of this is down to the 'unsung heroes' who volunteer their time or expertise in so many different ways.

More than 200 attended a reception at the Fitzwilliam Centre in Beaconsfield to be honoured by County Council Chairman Zahir Mohammed for the ways they help to keep the wheels of Buckinghamshire turning. More than 1,200 volunteers help the council deliver services, from Master Composters and Simply Walk leaders to school governors and education appeal panel members.

He said: “We’re so fortunate to have such a large number of public spirited people in Buckinghamshire, who are truly our unsung heroes - and we’re immensely proud of them. They give up the most precious of commodities - their time. They embody the true sense of service and community spirit and if it wasn’t for their support many projects just wouldn’t run.”

Among those attending were school travel planners, Duke of Edinburgh Scheme organisers, Master Composters, and Simply Walk leaders, who arrange walks to encourage people’s health and wellbeing.

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