The Mayor of Penarth Cllr Mike Cuddy presented the awards to Mrs Julie Spencer (Left) Mike Spencer (Centre) and local street-cleaning operative Rick Mountjoy (right)

The Mayor of Penarth Cllr Mike Cuddy presented the awards to Mrs Julie Spencer (left) Mike Spencer (centre) and local street-cleaning operative Rick Mountjoy (right)

Local cobblers and shoe-repair specialists Michael and Julie Spencer of “Spencers” leather shop in Windsor Terrace  – and town street-cleaner Rick Mountjoy – have been jointly awarded the title of Penarth’s Outstanding Citizen 2017.

The awards are the result of unsolicited nominations submitted  by members of the public and are made in recognition of outstanding public service to the town and to the community at large.

The award is being made on an annual basis


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  1. Chris David says:

    Don’t know the other but Ricky Mountjoy is a legend. Well done Ricky

  2. Frances thomas says:

    Well deserved. We are so lucky in Penarth to have independent shops and happy and
    Diligent cleansing operatives.

  3. e roberts says:

    Good choices – well done whoever nominated them.

  4. Sion says:

    Congratulations to them.

  5. Cogan nomen says:

    Rick Mountjoy – one of the most conscientious people I’ve ever seen ! Well deserved praise !

  6. Brickie says:

    Well done to Mr & Mrs Spencer and Mr Mountjoy. Thank you for serving Penarth so well

  7. Johnabutt says:

    Always get what you want in their shop, well deserved.

  8. Guido says:

    As an old classmate of Richards, I am really pleased and applaud this award to someone I’ve seen going about his job for years in all weathers with dedication and an occasional smile. Well done to those who recognised and nominated him.

  9. Frank Evans says:

    Well done. If only the big issue woman could find something equally productive to contribute to penarth.

    • Mgg says:

      You pathetic hard hearted individual. The big issue woman , as you call her, is out in all weather’s selling the magazine on a bona fide business principle like all other authorised big issue sellers. She , (I won’t use her name .. if you can be bothered to offer some respect to find out please do so ) is polite and doesn’t hassle anyone to buy , what is after all a fine publication. , What is your complaint exactly ?

      • hopenotnasty says:

        Unfortunately it is a sign of the times we are living in. People are openly saying what they have been thinking for years. Dark days are returning.
        Well done to Mr and Mrs Spencer and Mr Mountjoy.

      • Concerned Citizen says:

        What I feel is a pity is that selling the Big Issue has become a permanent way of life. I thought it was intended as a stepping stone to help sellers move on to better things. I know for certain that the seller in question has turned down opportunities which is a great shame

      • Frank Evans says:

        Selling the big issue should not be a career.
        Heartless or not.

  10. Nincompoop says:

    Well done to all , Ricky is a very kind gentleman and when my chain came off my bike, without being asked he put it back on. It’s nice to see some ‘normal’ people get recognised for their hard work.

  11. Ann Other says:

    … the Spencer’s shoe repair shop is the nicest and best shop in Penarth …. congratulations

  12. snoggerdog says:

    well done u three,better than those jumped mummers & the potty mouthed fat bird.

  13. The way Spencers engage with their customers is special and star rated , shopkeepers and others dealing with the public should to take a leaf out of their book . lovely friendly people the award is well deserved . Congratulations

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