Are you the next community champion?

West Berkshire Council launched its annual Community Champion Awards on Monday 10 September.

The awards started with the Junior Citizen Award in 2001 and have now grown to consist of four awards to recognise the valuable contribution many local residents make to West Berkshire.

The four categories are:

  • The Pat Eastop MBE Junior Citizen of the Year Award;
  • Volunteer of the Year;
  • Community Group of the Year;
  • Lifetime Achievement Award.

We now want to hear about residents of West Berkshire that make a valuable contribution to their community. This contribution can be made in many ways; organising environmental work, running social groups, organising community sports activities and events, co-ordinating resident groups or any other activities that improve the lives of the people of West Berkshire.

Chairman Carol Jackson-Doerge, said: “In my role as Chairman of West Berkshire Council, I am looking forward to being part of the 2018 awards. The standard of nominations in previous years have been very impressive and it is a pleasure to be presenting the awards to the winners this year.”

The awards will be presented by Chairman Jackson-Doerge, during the Full Council meeting, on Thursday 6 December 2018 and details of the winners will be recorded in the ‘Roll of Civic Award’ which will be available for future generations to review. The book will be available to view at the Council Offices in Market Street, Newbury.  

For more information about the categories and to download the nomination form please visit www.westberks.gov.uk/communitychampion.  

The closing date for your nominations is Friday 26 October 2018.