Newbury Town Council were delighted to host the 2021 Civic Awards virtually for the first time on Wednesday 17th March 2021.
To view the video presentation, which included all nominees and winners of this year's awards, please follow the link below:
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.
Brand new for 2021, we introduced 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 received a special community pin badge in recognition of their services to the town during this difficult time.
This year's we have 5 awards available:
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.
Civic Awards Hall of Fame
|Newbury Town Business Civic Award||Newbury Town Environmental Contribution Award|
|2021||Colline Watts - Colline's Kitchen||2021||Dr Susan Millington|
|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|
|2021||Eve Hughes||2021||Ellie Chadwick|
|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||Natasha 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|
|2007||Les & Ann Summers|
|2004||Nick Galbraith MBE|
|Newbury Town Community Champions 2021|
|ABC To Read||Julie Cobbett|
|Mai-Britt Gram Jensen||Bev Lewis|