Chair's Community Awards
The chair's community awards were established in 2003 to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution local unpaid volunteers make to life in South Gloucestershire and have since become an annual event.
Each year people are asked to nominate their local 'community heroes' - people who have made a difference to their community. There are a number of suggested areas of contribution such as community development or safety, promoting equality, arts, sports, play, environment, working with older or young people, advice and advocacy and being a good neighbour. The chosen winners are then invited to a prestigious awards evening to receive their awards.
The Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, attends the awards ceremony and selects an individual from the assembled winners to receive the special Lord Lieutenant’s Award of £100. This award recognises the contribution that volunteers make to their community.
2013 Award Winners
Community Award winners
Malcolm Carr, Valerie Collins, Nick Faire , Audrey Green, Ray Jones,
Thomas Muir, Phyllida Parsloe, Philip Shuttleworth, Amanda Watkins-Smith
Long Service Award winners
John Belbin, Pamela Griffin, Brian Haley, Matthew Hooper, Peter Liddington,
Joy Parfitt, Sally Smith, Peter Thomas, Janet Webster, Win Williams
Joint Award winners
Debra Brock and Joyce Vizard, David Baker and Emma Creasey
Brian Newman, Dottie Newman, Jim Durlacher and Margaret Durlacher
Special Young Volunteers Award winners
Daniel Peacock, Alicia Thorn Johnson, Freya Thorn Johnson
Lord Lieutenant’s Special Award winner
Awarded to Daniel Peacock for his valued services to disabled sports and young people in South Gloucestershire.