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Community Champion Awards 2020

Recognising the contribution local residents make to West Berkshire

2020 - Community Champion Awards

The West Berkshire Council Community Champion Awards recognise the valuable contribution local individuals and groups make to West Berkshire.

This year we have the standard four awards plus four new Covid-specific awards to recognise the fantastic contribution made by the people of West Berkshire throughout the pandemic:

  • The Pat Eastop MBE Junior Citizen of the Year

  • Volunteer of the Year - supported by Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

  • Community Group of the Year

  • Lifetime Achievement Award (non Covid response)

  • Covid Response Pat Eastop MBE Junior Citizen of the Year Award

  • Covid Response Volunteer of the Year

  • Covid Response Community Group of the Year - supported by Greenham Trust

  • The 'Big Thank You' Award

    The 'Big Thank You' award has been created to recognise those people who may not meet the criteria of one of the awards above or who would appreciate more low key recognition.

The Junior Citizen Award has been awarded since 2001 and was renamed in 2014 after Mrs Pat Eastop MBE who had played a significant role from its inception. The other categories were introduced to acknowledge the wider community.

The criteria for each award category are set out below:

Link to online Community Champion 2020 Nomination form

pdf icon Hints and tips for a successful nomination [5kb]


The closing date for nominations is Friday 20th November 2020.

The winners will be presented with their awards at a virtual awards ceremony in January 2021 - date to be confirmed. Their details will also be recorded in an exclusive book called the "Roll of Civic Awards" which will be available for future generations to review. The book will be available to view at the Market Street Council Offices.


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For any questions, please contact the Community Champion Team - Email communitychampion@westberks.gov.uk or Tel 01635 519458.