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On Tuesday last week people gathered in the function room at the Fox to celebrate the awarding by Enfield Council of a Lifetime Achievement award to Roger Hallam, who until a couple of years ago lived in Burford Gardens, and before that in Old Park Road (and should not be confused with the Extinction Rebellion founder of the same name). Below, Francis Sealey tells us why Roger was given the award (with a little extra information from Bill Linton).

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Roger and Shirin Hallam at the celebration in the Fox

Last week Roger Hallam was one of 30 people awarded a lifetime achievement award from the London Borough of Enfield. After the ceremony friends of Roger gathered in the new function room of the Fox to celebrate his achievements.

Roger has been active in the Borough for over 50 years, helping to start the Enfield Committee for Racial Harmony that eventually with other organisation became the Enfield Racial Equality Council (EREC). He was also active in starting up a Civil Society Forum and a local branch of the United Nations Association and was a founder-member of Enfield Palestine Solidarity.

He has served for many years but his passion has always been about racial harmony and the positive values of a multicultural society. EREC nominated him for the Council award and at the Fox Bevin Betton, the Chair of EREC ,thanked Roger for all the work he had done in those many years.

Roger now lives in Brighton with his wife Shirin, son and daughter-in-law.

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02 Mar 2023 15:35
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08 Mar 2023 23:43
The awards are also reported by Enfield Dispatch, where the article focuses on a posthumous award to Alison Winfield , who was a long-serving volunteer with the Friends of Conway Rec and died in October. It includes a tribute to Alison by fellow volunteer Keith Weller.