Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Thatcham Town Council looking out for someone amazing

Nominations are invited from members of the public for the Thatcham Town Council Civic Awards 2020. The Awards are given to individuals or groups in recognition of the work they do for the benefit of the community of Thatcham.

Each year a maximum of three Gold Awards are presented. This year the presentations will take place by Town Mayor of Thatcham Mike Cole at his Civic reception in May.

Previous winners have included a wide range of individuals, community groups and charitable organisations. In 2017 a group presentation was made to Iain Dunn, Leo Pieri and Brian Woodham who have been active members of Thatcham Flood Forum since its inception in 2008 and worked tirelessly for the benefit of the residents of Thatcham, through raising awareness, providing information to residents, seeking funding for implementation of the Surface Water Management Plan for Thatcham.

In 2018, upon his retirement as Headteacher of Kennet School, Mr Paul Dick was awarded for his service to theSchool and the wider community in a range of voluntary roles for over 29 years.

In 2019, The Rosemary Appeal were acknowledged for its significant contribution to Thatcham’s community by securing funding and public support for new units at the West Berkshire Community Hospital. The team behind The Rosemary Appeal had raised over £5 million to build and fit out renal dialysis and cancer care units saving patients and their families from having to travel many miles to access these services in neighbouring towns and counties.

Thatcham’s Mayor urges you to “get nominating as there are some amazing people working behind the scenes in Thatcham’s community and this is the perfect opportunity togive them the recognition that they deserve.”

All nominations will be carefully considered. Nomination forms are available on the Town Council’s website www.thatchamtowncouncil.gov.uk or by telephoning the Town Council offices on 01635 863592. Nominations must be submitted for consideration to the Town Council Offices by end of play Friday 3rd April 2020.