"Cllr Hall, who was born in Coniston, has worked in the community all her life, including running the village newsagents for 23 years and serving on the parish council for more than 30.
Her contributions range from social care for the elderly to chairing the Ruskin Museum and Institute Trust. She helped the village win the first ever Daily Telegraph 'Village of the Year' award in 1997.
In 2014, Mrs Hall, who represents Coniston and Crake Valley on South Lakeland District Council, was part of a group that worked with the House of Lords to produce the report 'Affordable Housing - A Fair Deal for Rural Communities'.
On receiving her award, Mrs Hall said: "I am naturally very thrilled. A lot of people asked why it took so long!"
The Lakeland Housing Trust
Libra House, Murley Moss Business Village,
Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7RL
Tel: 01539 721548
The Lake District Sustainable Development Fund
The Friends of the Lake District
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