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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:


Winners 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.

2019 winners

Pat Eastop Junior Citizen of the Year Award: Joint winners Benjamin Kaesser and Finlay Beavan. 

Volunteer of the Year Award: Winner - Jana Little and Highly Commended - Steve Masters and Tessa Brown.

Community Group of the Year Award: Winner - 4th Thatcham Cubs. 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner - The late Colleen Walker and Jane Fairchild, Highly Commended - Marcus Allum, and Commended - Wynne Frankum and Robert Alderman. 

zip icon Download the photos from this years Community Champion Awards. [6Mb]