West Berkshire Council

Community Champion Award Scheme

Recognising the contribution local residents make to West Berkshire

The West Berkshire Council Community Champion Awards recognise the valuable contribution local residents make to West Berkshire.

There are four awards:

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

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:

You can submit your nomination using the online form or Word versions of the forms are also available to print/download at the bottom of this page.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 26 October 2018.

The award winners will be presented with a certificate at the Full Council meeting on 6 December 2018. Their details will also be recorded in an exclusive book called the "Roll of Civic Award" which will be available for future generations to review. The book will be available to view at the Market Street Council Offices.

2017 winners

Pat Eastop Junior Citizen Award: Joint winners - Riley Collier and Bradley Ruffy

Volunteer of the Year: Bob Lyon - Frilsham Village 

Community Group of the Year: Winner - Heartstart Thatcham, Highly Commended - Carnarvon Place Gardening Group 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Joint winners - Lady Eliza Mays-Smith, Chaddleworth Village and Paul Cook,  Thames Valley Amateur Boxing Club