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A pillar of the Burnham community has been awarded a lifetime achievement award for his commitment to the town.

Jim Cousins, 80, of Poplar Grove, was presented the award by Burnham mayor Neil Pudney in recognition of his volunteer work spanning decades.

The great-grandfather moved to the town in 1971, aged 37, and has since donated his time to multiple organisations whilst working as the finance director of the Manpower Services Commission.

He said: “The whole essence of the award is that I have put a lot in since I came to Burnham.

“It just comes naturally to me, I can’t say no.

“I have been involved in one organisation or many for 40 odd years."

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