Today Newbury Town Council launches its annual Civic Awards to recognise the huge contribution individuals and local businesses can make to the local community.
The award categories this year are:
Speaking ahead of the launch, Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Margo Payne, said, “Nominating someone for the Civic Award is a wonderful way to thank them for the work they do. We probably all know someone who volunteers, or goes the extra mile for a neighbour, and whilst they don’t expect recognition it is an opportunity to let them know they are appreciated”.
Nomination forms are available via the Newbury Town Council website (www.newbury.gov.uk), where forms can also now be electronically submitted. Paper copies are available for collection from The Town Hall, or by telephoning the Town Council on 01635 35486.
Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “After the successful launch of the Newbury Town Business Civic Award last year, we are hoping for even more applications in this category this year. We now need you to tell us who deserves to be recognised for making a significant contribution to our community.”
The closing date for nominations is Friday 8 March and the Mayor will present winners with their awards at the Annual Town meeting on the evening of Monday 18 March.
The award winners for 2018 were Sandra Goodyear, Ellouise Greenall and Wendy Berkeley from Empire Café. Sandra received her award for her service to girlguiding, the pre-schools learning alliance and CRUSE. Ellouise received her award for being a good neighbour, helping a sick neighbour, looking after the young children of a neighbour and helping with shopping and other chores for elderly neighbours. And finally, Wendy received her award for her assistance, care and concern shown to members of the community.
Photograph courtesy of Colin Lewis, last year’s winners, left to right: Sandra Goodyer, Ellouise Greenall and Wendy Berkeley with last year’s Mayor of Newbury, Cllr David Fenn and Town Crier Brian Sylvester.