Local JPs honoured for 50 years service

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Two Justices of the Peace (JP) from the Cessnock Electorate were this week honoured for over 50 years of service to the community.

State Member for Cessnock, Clayton Barr, congratulated Harold (Sam) Clough, OAM from Cessnock and Fay Mohr from West Wallsend for their outstanding dedication to the local community.

“It was great to see Harold (Sam) and Fay recognised by the Attorney General on this milestone occasion. Between them, they have provided more than 100 years of assistance as JPs” Mr Barr said.

Harold Clough, OAM and Fay Mohr were recognised by Attorney General Hon Mark Speakman MP on October 22, 2019 at a special reception at Parliament House. They were among 250 Justices of the Peace who were invited to the event to recognise their combined service of 6,500 years across the State.

“For more than 50 years Sam and Fay have volunteered their time to assist our local community members, signed hundreds of statutory declarations or affidavits, certified photocopies of important documents to help people at key important moments in their lives.” Mr Barr said.

“Fay Mohr has dedicated decades to helping our local residents, her significant contribution has left an exceptional mark on the community.” Mr Barr said.

“Harold Clough, OAM is a stalwart in the Cessnock community and has tirelessly served the area as a JP his contribution is immeasurable.” Mr Barr said.

“The number of JPs achieving this milestone from the Cessnock Electorate each year is impressive. It highlights the commitment of our local JPs who regularly volunteer their time and effort to help others”.

Individuals interested in becoming a JP are encouraged to visit www.jp.nsw.gov.au