In the News: Neville is our latest community achiever

NEVILLE Fenton is a key figure in community life in the Upper Derwent Valley and his above-and-beyond contribution has been recognised with the latest Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. Mr Fenton is the eighth recipient of the award, which is presented by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News and Banjo’s Bakery Cafe New Norfolk.

His story will appear the March 11 issue of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, which is the 31st print edition of the newspaper since its launch 18 months ago. Mr Fenton has been president of the Bushy Park Show Society for most of the last 20 years, he served on the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool Committee for more than 25 years, and has volunteered at two schools to assist with agricultural studies.

The Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award has been introduced by Banjo’s Bakery Cafe and New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News in order to recognise the quiet achievers who make our community great. The awards are presented monthly and nominations can be sent to this newspaper or delivered to Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in High St, New Norfolk.

The monthly winners will be featured in the newspaper and will receive a Banjo’s voucher and a 12-month subscription to New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News. Nominate a local hero today by emailing, or drop a letter into the box near the coffee machine at Banjo’s Bakery Cafe, 30 High St, New Norfolk. Previous recipients were Tim Size, Tidy Towns Committee, Pauline Ackerly, Matt Hill, Myfanwy Lawless, Michael Hanson and Carol Volant.

This latest issue of the paper contains 28 pages of purely local news, all about the Valley and Highlands. There are more than 40 items in the paper, including two picture spreads from the recent Bushy Park Show and Hamilton Show. There are two puzzle pages, a two-page TV guide, four pages of sport, and another of Annie Warburton’s quizzes.

Derwent Valley outlets for the paper include the New Norfolk Newsagency, New Norfolk Foodmarket, Eagle Snack Bar, New Norfolk IGA, Mood Food New Norfolk, Bushy Park Roadhouse, Westerway Roadhouse, Fika Time Cafe Maydena, Ellendale Post Office, Hamilton Post Office, Ouse Post Office and the Bothwell Supermarket. Other sellers include the Lagoon Store, Granton; Claremont Newsagency; Kingston Nextra; Glenorchy Central News; Moonah News; New Town Plaza; Elizabeth Mall News and Salamanca News.

Readers in any part of Tasmania can ask their preferred newsagency to order them a copy via the Mercury as the distribution agent. New Norfolk residents can ask the New Norfolk Newsagency to organise for a paper seller to visit within the town boundaries. More distant readers might prefer to download a copy from

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