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Civic Awards

Nominations for the Newbury Town Civic Awards are NOW OPEN!

Newbury Town Council introduced the Newbury Town Civic Award in 1997. More recently, the Young Persons Award, the Business Civic Award and the Environmental Contribution Civic Award have run alongside the main Civic Award. The awards highlight the importance of those who make a difference in our community and are presented to those who have made an exceptional contribution to Newbury, and celebrate the achievements of our local community.

Nominations are now open for you to nominate your unsung heroes who have given back to Newbury over the last year.

Brand new for 2021, we are introducing our new Community Champions Awards specifically for those who have volunteered directly in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. Winners of these special one-off awards will receive a special community pin badge in recognition of their services to the town during this difficult time.

This year we have 5 awards available. Make sure you read through the criteria for each award carefully to decide which category your nominee is suitable for.

The Newbury Town Civic Award

This person does not have to live within Newbury Town; however, their voluntary activities should be predominantly within the town or benefit the town.

The Newbury Town Young Persons Civic Award

This person must be age 18 or under. They don’t have to live in Newbury Town; however, their voluntary activities should be predominantly within Newbury Town or for the benefit of the town.

The Newbury Town Business Civic Award

The Town Council wants to acknowledge the contributions made by the many businesses who are giving something back to the community in Newbury. This could be through employees volunteering for local causes, through fundraising or contributions, or by partnering with local charities and organisations. The business does not have to be located within Newbury Town; however, the contribution or volunteering activities should be predominantly within the town or for the benefit of the town.

The Newbury Town Environmental Contribution Civic Award

The Town Council wants to acknowledge the contributions made by individuals and organisations whose volunteering impacts the local environment by helping to reduce CO2 emissions, or to reduce/recycle more waste, or to increase biodiversity. This could be through conservation projects, green initiatives, fundraising, or by awareness raising. The individuals or organisations do not have to be located within Newbury Town, however their contribution or volunteering activities should be predominantly within Newbury Town or for the benefit of the town.

The Newbury Town Community Champions Awards

The Town Council recognises the enormous amount of local support given to those within Newbury Town throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns. These special awards, specifically for 2021, will recognise individuals who have volunteered their time and energy to help the town’s residents by utilizing their kindness and goodwill to bring the community together. The individuals do not have to be located within Newbury Town however their voluntary activities should be predominantly within Newbury Town or for the benefit of the town. Their activities must have specifically taken place in direct response to the Covid pandemic, from March 2020 onwards.

You can either nominate your unsung hero by filling in the online submission form below, or by clicking HERE to download a nomination form. Nominations close on Sunday 28th February 2021.

Announcement of the Awards will take place online in a virtual capacity on Wednesday 17th March 2021.

Online Nomination Form






(please provide as much information as you can about why we should consider this person/organisation for the Award, and why they are deserving.) These questions may support you in your submission; what is the voluntary role that is carried out? / How long have they been volunteering? / How often do they volunteer? / What or who benefits from what they do? What makes this person stand out from everybody else? / Any further information that may support your nomination.

Civic Awards Hall of Fame

Newbury Town Business civic Award Newbury Town Environmental Contribution Award
2020 Mathew Groves - Greggs Northbrook st 2020 Marion Fenn
2019 Newbury Weekly News    
2018 Wendy Berkley - Empire Cafe    

 

Newbury Town Civic Award Newbury Town Young Persons Civic Award
2020 Steve & Jan Pye 2020 Jacob Halling
2019 Terry & Maureen Dummett 2019 Lily-May Fisher
2018 Sandra Goodyear 2018 Ellouise Greenall
2017 Katy Hawthorne 2017 Nataha Williams
2016 Rosemary Lister 2016 Ashley Reads
2015 Sylvia Galbraith 2015 Kate Westall
2014 Jane Sutton 2014 Mathew Corbett
2013 Catherine Moody 2013 Amy Boughton
2012 Michael Hutchins 2012 Martin Fisher
2011 Elizabeth Leight MBS 2011 Bethany Coopey
2010 John Austin 2010 Keryn Osterriter
2009 Fiona Walker 2009 Rebecca Hall
2008 Peter Mott    
2007 Les & Ann Summers    
2006 Alison Clarke    
2005 Nora Schneider    
2004 Nick Galbraith MBE    
2003 Charles Cooper    
2002 loraine Fisher    
2001 Jo Dawes    
2000 Ken Pearson    
1999 Martin Danks    
1998 Geoff Smith