PRESENTATIONS of civic awards were made to two citizens of Calne at Monday's town council meeting.

Mercy Baggs, 86, the former town councillor and three times mayor of the town was given an award for her commitment to the Youth Drop in Centre. The centre closed last summer due to rising rental costs after 18 years.

She represented people in the Chilvester and Abberd ward but retired from the town council due to ill health in 2017. In 1998, when becoming mayor for the third time she picked the White Horse Junior Football Club, Calne Cricket Club and the Drop in Centre as her charities.

The presentation was made by the Mayor of Calne Cllr Glenis Ansell and the deputy mayor Cllr Robert Merrick.

Also awarded was Chris Hughes of Eartunes Radio based in the Carlton Business Centre on Maundrell Road in the town in recognition of the community radio station's support for the community. Mr Hughes said: "We are very honoured and would also like to thank all our listeners and volunteers for supporting the community radio station."