Maghull Town Council presented its annual Civic Awards at a special function this week.
Mayor of Maghull Labour's Cllr Sandra Williams was joined by Maghull & District Youth Council Chairman Liam Cunningham to make the presentations.
This year's Civic Award winners were:
Steven Herron - Maghull Civic Award
Stephen Bousfield - Youth Award
Frances Schofield - Special Award
After presenting the awards, Cllr Williams said all three had made exceptional contributions to the Maghull community.
Cllr Williams said: "All three of our award winners have made massive contributions to life here in Maghull and for that we all thank them.
"Steven Herron for instance has shown deep commitment and dedication not only to St John Ambulance of which h is a leading member but also our local community.
"He was appointed officer-in-charge of Maghull Division some five years ago and during this time, he has fully transformed the division into a first class unit.
"Using his expertise as a fully trained paramedic, he has introduced new training methods in First Aid and has inspired many of the younger members to find employment in the NHS and nursing professions. The division has a membership of 35 who now perform public duties in and around Maghull, the Town Council's recent annual fireworks display being just one of many. They also cover a wide range of duties across Merseyside, including major football clubs and the Grand national, and I am reliably informed that Maghull Division has performed the highest number of duty hours than any other division on Merseyside.
"Under Steven's command and leadership, Maghull Division has gained a first class reputation and they have won a number of national competitions in First Aid.
"I am sure Steven's family and friends and St John colleagues are all very proud of his achievements over the years, as we all are. We all wish him the very best in all his endeavours in the future."
Cllr Williams also said the Stephen Bousfield and Frances Schofield had both dedication much of their time to young people in Maghull
Cllr Williams said: "Stephen and Frances are another two very worthy winners. He has spent over a quarter of a century working with the young people of Maghull, having started his youth work while in the sixth form of what was Ormonde High School, which we now know as Maghull High. Since then, he has spent time coaching swimming, leading the Scouts in Maghull, serving as a Cadet officer for St John Ambulance and rising to Assistant County Commissioner as well as doing his full-time job as a Watch manager for Merseyside Fire Service.
"And Frances has spent 31 years as a youth worker in Sefton now serving as Area manager for East parishes. As Liam said, sh will be known by many people in this part of the borough because she is always dedicated to the young people of East Sefton. Young people know that they can contact Frances for help and advise at any time and she will always be there to help.
"Steven, Stephen and Frances are very special members of the Maghull community and I am delighted that Maghull Town Council and Maghull & District Youth Council can recognise their hard work and commitment in this way."
For further information on St John Ambulance, call Steven Herron on 07825 279 753.