The Town Council introduced the Citizens’ Awards in 2001, as a way of recognising the tremendous work done by the ‘unsung heroes’ of our community.
Following the huge success of the 2021 Awards, we have decided to rename the awards to Community Heroes Awards and have introduced six categories:
⭐️ Neighbour of the Year – Awarded to an individual who has, independently (ie not part of a wider charity organisation) provided exceptional care and support to a Woodley resident or residents within their local community
⭐️ Volunteer of the Year – Awarded to an individual who has, as part of a voluntary or charity organisation, provided exceptional support to the activities of the organisation, making a difference to residents of Woodley
⭐️ Voluntary Group of the Year – Awarded to an organisation that has provided exceptional support and services to Woodley residents
⭐️ Climate Champion of the Year – Awarded to an individual, organisation or group that has made a significant contribution to fighting climate change and / or climate initiatives within the area
⭐️ Young Person of the Year – Awarded to an individual aged 19 or under who, through voluntary activities, has made an exceptional contribution to the Woodley community
⭐️ Mayor’s Outstanding Contribution Award – Awarded by the Mayor to an individual or organisation who they feel have provided an outstanding contribution to the community
The Mayor will present the awards at a Civic Reception, to which the award winners, their family and friends, and the nominators are invited. The next Community Heroes Awards ceremony will be on 24 February 2023.
The awards are for individuals and organisations whose good works benefit an individual or organisation in Woodley. They can be good neighbours, people or organisations who carry out voluntary work, or those who care for people in our community. Nominees can be any age and there is a youth category for nominees aged 19 or under.
If you know an individual or organisation you think deserves recognition for their work in our town, please download a nomination form below (available in Word or PDF format) and return to Matthew Filmore (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for nominations is 16 November 2022.
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, we were unable to host the 2020 Citizens’ Awards, however, the winners were invited to the 2021 Awards ceremony. More information about the event can be found HERE.