St James' Church, Devizes , with close cooperation from Devizes Town Council , played a leading role in supporting the people of Devizes during Covid Lockdown 1.

Wiltshire Community Foundation, who supported the community support operation with funds from its Covid Appeal Fund, have described it as one of the most successful Covid volunteer schemes in Wiltshire.

The brains behind the initiative was 18 year old Joe Brindle, son of Rev. Keith Brindle of St James - another example of how Wiltshire's youth have played a leading role across the County.

So it was very fitting that Joe has just been presented with a prestigious High Sheriff Award for Community Service.