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:

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.


2018 winners

Pat Eastop Junior Citizen Award: Kieren Nailer and highly commended - Emily Curtis

Volunteer of the Year: Janet Wood and highly commended - Sue Bennett

Community Group of the Year: Joint winners - Burghfield Santas and Pangbourne Dementia Friends and highly commended - Kennet District Scout Council and the Newbury Street Pastors

Lifetime Achievement Award: Graham Reeves and highly commended - Helen Relf, Mike Hart and Graham Plank