State Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres this week presented three of the state’s longest serving Justices of the Peace with their commendation certificates for 50 years of service.
“It is a wonderful achievement to have provided this important voluntary service to the community for such a long period of time and today’s certificate recipients are well deserving of this recognition,” Mr Ayres said.
“Most people require the services of a JP at some point in their life and these JPs have been on hand to offer their assistance.”
Local Penrith recipients include: Gordon Neil, John Cowen, Raymond Carlin, Robert Sheridan, Rhonda Crimston and James Mason.
Justices of the Peace serve as an independent witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes.
Their duties include witnessing the signing of statutory declarations and certifying copies of original documents. JPs provide their services on a voluntary basis.
For more information on JPs or to find one in your local area please visit: www.jp.nsw.gov.au.