A page with information about the annual community awards
Each year the Town Council invites nominations for two community awards.
The ‘David Britton Citizen of the Year Award’ is for both young people
and adults and covers people living outside the town as well as residents, although
they must have provided a service valued by people in Ivybridge.
The ‘Nick Cummins Community Group of the Year
Award’ is for those groups who have provided an invaluable input into the town.
These awards are named after two individuals who really did go above and beyond to make our town a better place for the local community.
The award winners receive an engraved shield, a framed certificate and a gift
to the value of £50 which is presented by the Mayor.
The 2022 awards are now open!
The awards are open to individuals and groups who volunteer
within the community and as in previous years the award does cover people
living outside the town although they must have provided a service valued by
people in Ivybridge.
If you know of any person or group you feel deserves to be
nominated please write to Ivybridge Town Council, Erme Court, Leonards Road,
Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ, or email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org giving
full details of name/group, their address and the reasons why they should be
put forward to receive such an award and also include your own name and
address. Please provide as much information as possible as this will help the
Council to make their decision.
The nominations will be considered by the Town Council and the
winners will receive their award from the Town Mayor at the Annual Town Meeting
All nominations must be received by 31 December 2022.
The 2021 Community Group of the Year awards were split between Ivybridge Foodbank for helping vulnerable families in the community and So Social for providing a lifeline to those who are lonely and isolated.
Rosa Hansen and Malcolm Smith received the Citizen of the Year award for their work looking after Harry's Patch, litter picking and manning the Poppy Shop.
The winners of the 2020 Community Awards were The Ivybridge Bloomers in recognition of the vast amount of work undertaken by their volunteers, planting and tidying up areas in the town and making some previously unloved areas look beautiful, and Shirley Weeks who has set up a number of community groups which have been a real lifeline for
many people who were feeling isolated or alone.
When the lockdown happened and people were left feeling quite lost and
bewildered, Shirley were one of the key members involved in setting up the Covid
helpline and the volunteer network.
Citizen of the Year: Colin Allum
Community Group of the Year: Manstow Football Club
Citizen of the Year: Christine Wroe
Community Group of the Year: Lions Club
Citizen of the Year: Mrs K Winstone
Community Group of the Year: Ivybridge Foodbank
Citizen of the Year: Mr P Jones and Mr Z Grewal (Joint)
Community Group of the Year: Ivybridge U3A and Bridge Youth Project (Joint)
No Citizen of the Year nominated for 2015
Community Group of the Year: Ivybridge Mill Archives Group
Citizen of the Year: Mrs V Dumbleton
Community Group of the Year: Ivybridge Branch Royal British Legion
2013 Mrs C Hodgson
2012 The Late David Britton (Awarded Posthumously)