Few women in Mullion could be involved in more organisations than Mary Gilbert - and it is that dedication to the village that has seen her named winner of this year's community award.

Mrs Gilbert was presented with the Ron Curnow Outstanding Contribution to Mullion Award ahead of last week's parish council meeting.

Over the last five decades she has been involved with Mullion Parish Church and Churches Together, the Mother's Union, Mullion Cricket Club, the Horticultural Society, Women's Institute, Old Cornwall Society and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

She also regularly carries out litter picks and cleans signs in and around the village.

Parish council chairman Howard Pickett thanked Mrs Gilbert for "playing such a big part in so many areas of the parish."

He added that she was always eager to help and support the community, and the parish council was delighted to present her with the award.

Attending the ceremony was last year's winner Tom Symons, who passed on the shield to Mrs Gilbert. She was also given a Cornish lapel pin and a certificate.

Also there was Kaye Curnow, widow of the late Ron Curnow who the award is given in memory of. It was first presented in 2013, after being set up to posthumously recognise the contribution to village life made by Mr Curnow, an active member of the community before his death.

Mrs Gilbert paid tribute to Mr Curnow, saying she felt "honoured to be associated with him in this way.”