The West Berks Community Champion Awards were launched in September 2014. In addition to the pre-existing Junior Citizen Award (now the Pat Eastop Junior Citizen Award), three new awards have been created; The Volunteer of the Year, the Community Group of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Councillor Quentin Webb, Chairman of West Berkshire Council said:
“Community Champion is one of my favourite Chairman duties. This year we have had a superb response in each category, receiving double the number of nominations as last year. The standard of the nominations was truly impressive, and while this made the task of judging much harder, I am delighted that we are able to recognise so many worthy people.
“I would like to thank our judging panel of independent representatives and all this years nominators. It is very encouraging to hear particularly of the contributions that volunteers make in our community. They are playing an increasing role in the provision of public services and it is important that their contributions are acknowledged.”
CCB would like to offer it’s warm congratulations to all the winners put inparticular to one of our potential new trustees – Bob Lyon of Frisham Village who was awarded the well deserved honour of ‘Volunteer of the Year’.
To read more about the winners and what they have achieved to be crowned a Community Champion please click here.