Bernard Scully, who received the Church Ruby Award, has been described as the heart and soul of Church. He was brought up in the area and has lived there all his life and he and his wife, Doreen, have devoted much of their time to making Church a better place. Bernard was involved with Prospects in transforming a piece of land behind Church Kirk into a garden and picnic site.
Bernard has also been instrumental in transforming Gatty Park into a Green Flag park with the help of the Parks Team and many volunteers. Along with the Prospects Foundation, a derelict growing compound previously used by the parks department for the production of annual bedding was transformed, with the refurbishment of a semi-derelict nursery glass house and the provision of a polytunnel as a community food growing area, the Gatty Park Community Food Growing Project.
More recently, Bernard founded, with others, the Hyndburn Heritage Museum, now situated in the Arndale Centre. He is Vice-Chair of the Hyndburn Heritage and Community Group who run the museum, which has proved extremely popular and keeps the rich heritage of the Hyndburn alive.