Neighbour of the Year: Jen Merritt and Mark Bisson

JEN MERRITT AND MARK BISSON have been nominated for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of the Year award.

Nominator Louise Kelly said: ‘Despite having a young child themselves, and although initially thinking that we wouldn’t need any help, Jen and Mark so very kindly made me and my husband meals each day following the birth of our little girl. 

‘We didn’t appreciate how tough those first few weeks would be and we cannot thank them enough for their help. They are always there when we need them and super-friendly when you just need a chat over the fence.’

Jen and Mark have a seven month-old baby named Alfred Bisson-Merritt.

Mrs Merritt said: ‘We are just doing exactly what other people have done for us in the past. We are paying it forward.

‘Louise is lovely. She has probably done more for us than we have done for her. She is so thoughtful.’

Mrs Merritt added that she thinks having friendly chats over the fence is a part of being a good neighbour.

Other Finalists

Neighbour of the Year: David and Aline Turner

DAVID and Aline Turner, aged 79 and 74 respectively, have been nominated for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of the Year award for their ‘incredible kindness’.

Neighbour of the Year: Karen Smith

KAREN SMITH has been described as what Cheryl Sims would consider ‘the epitome of a true neighbour’. She said that Karen is ‘a thoughtful and kind person who has looked out for us’ so has nominated her for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of t

Neighbour of the Year: Kirsty Capazario

ALDERNEY resident Kirsty Capazario has been nominated for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of the Year award for her long-standing support for a friend who lives on the same estate.

Neighbour of the Year: Mark and Pam Cummins

‘Fantastic neighbours’ Mark and Pam Cummins have been nominated for the Neighbour of the Year award, sponsored by Guernsey Gas, by the Rev. Matthew Barrett for their outstanding contributions to the Vicarage Bakery.