The Nomination for John Carr as Citizen of the Year describes him as Mr Nazeing. John has lived in the village since 1966.
Now retired from local politics, John was a District and Parish Councillor for many years. Always independent, he has always worked with people to try to get the best for his community. However, his influence for good has gone well beyond the boundaries of Nazeing.
John has always taken a lead in local health issues, championing the cause of patients and health service users. He played a key role in the establishment of the village health centre. He served on the former Community Health Council, Public and Patient Involvement Committee and remains an active member of Essex and Southend Link which provides advice on allowances and health provision.
Today, much of his voluntary work still involves support for elderly and physically disabled residents, arranging outings and events such as Christmas dinners.
However, it is possibly for his many years of devoted support to St Clare Hospice that John is most well-known. One of the founding Trustees, John worked on behalf of the Hastingwood based Hospice near Thornwood for some twenty years, campaigning and raising money needed to develop this much-needed facility. Even today at the age of 71 he is an active volunteer and supporter of St Clare.
John received two separate nominations for Citizen of the Year 2010. One of his nominators says John Carr is a real gentleman, always approachable with a warm personality. Anyone in need of assistance can always be sure he will do his best to support them.
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