Do you know someone who works hard for the local community and deserves recognition? Or an organisation within the town that makes a real difference to the lives of those it works with? If you would like to honour a local person or organisation that has made a positive difference and special contribution to our community, Felixstowe Town Council would like to hear from you.
On their website the Town Council states:
‘Felixstowe Town Council’s Civic Awards scheme is now in its 17th year and we have been privileged to honour many individuals and groups but we know that there are countless more yet to be recognised. We are delighted by the quantity and quality of the nominations we regularly receive and would love to hear about anyone who deserves recognition for services to Felixstowe.’
Nominations for the awards will be considered by the Awards Panel in April and the winners will be honoured at a Civic Awards presentation ceremony on Wednesday 8th May at the Annual Town Meeting at the Felixstowe Academy at 7pm.
Awards in the following categories will be presented:
The Mayor of Felixstowe Award: Presented to up to 5 local individuals for their personal contribution to the community.
HMS Ganges Youth Trophy: Presented to a local young person (aged 21 or younger) or organisation supporting young people in Felixstowe.
Community Organisation Award: Presented to recognise the contribution to the community by a local organisation.
Completed entries should be received by 31 March 2019 to be eligible for consideration.
To make a nomination simply complete and return the downloadable nomination form from: www.felixstowe.gov.uk/civic-awards or contact Lorna Monsen 01394 288193 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or write to Lorna Monsen, Mayor’s Secretary, Felixstowe Town Council, Town Hall, Felixstowe IP11 2AG.
The Mayor will also make a presentation of the final amount raised during their Mayoral year to their chosen charities.
Winners in 2018 were:
Jane Bolton For her work for Old Felixstowe Community Association for nearly 20 years raising hundreds of pounds for the Association.
Robert (Bob) Cockburn For supporting the Royal British Legion for many years. Including being Parade Marshall for the town of Felixstowe and Standard Bearer for The RAF Association.
Pam Cole For her dedicated work with the Felixstowe Museum and its volunteers as Chairman and more recently as Committee Member.
Rob Rushen-Smith For his outstanding contribution to the Felixstowe Scouting Group for over 40 years as well as starting the 8th Felixstowe Scout Group over 25 years ago.
Sue Simmons Instrumental in the running of support groups for people living with dementia in Felixstowe.
Felixstowe Community Award 2018:
The Laydens Community Project For improving the local community by reducing social isolation by providing meals, free confidential health checks, food bank provision, assistance with job searching, British Sign Language courses and much more.
HMS Ganges Youth Trophy:
Charlie Webb For his hard work within the Level Two Youth Project as well as volunteering as a representative at the Suffolk Assembly of Youth. He is a keen leader and speaker and helps young people attending Level Two Youth Project by supporting them in their open sessions.