THE Honley Village Trust has rewarded a group of community spirited school students for their efforts.

An award of £300 and certificates of achievement were handed out to the talented Honley High School youngsters.

Presenting the award, trust chairman Ian Blagborough, explained that the village’s Mortuary Chapel, owned by the trust, had fallen into a bad state due to vandalism.

Honley High School was approached to help and a competition was launched at the school to design new windows for the chapel.

Seven of the eight students who took part in the project – plus their teacher Kath Shepherd, attended the trust’s AGM and handed out the certificates to them in recognition of their outstanding work.

Thanks was also given to Allsops Engineers who donated the metal from which the windows were manufactured.

At the trust’s annual meeting in Honley Village Hall officers are elected annually while committee members stand for two years.

Ian Blagborough was returned as chairman.

David Mallinson was re-elected as vice-chairman. He is also an active member of both the land and buildings and village hall management sub-committees.

Judith Waddington, who is leaving Honley to be nearer her family, stood down as treasurer after a year in office.

Judith was thanked for performing the “Herculean task” of opening an internet bank account for the trust, a complicated job for an organisation.

Dennis Roberts takes over as the new treasurer. Dennis joined the trust management committee last year and has been an active member of the land and buildings sub-committee since then.

John Murray has stood down as trust secretary after several years. John has been on the management committee for 13 years and as well as secretary he is sub-editor and distribution organiser of the Honley Flyer, village magazine.

He will continue with both.

Carol Roberts was elected as the new secretary.

The remainder of the management committee is made up of Debbie Flanagan, deputy secretary, Maisie Belcher, Roy Davey, John McGill, John Murray, Judith Waddington Marcia Murray, Julian Taylor, and Margaret Wadsworth.