Civic Award Winners since 2002

  2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011  2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002


Mayors Award Winners
Keith Horn 

For his voluntary work through Old Felixstowe Community Association, the Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce, The Felixstowe Society, Felixstowe Rotary and the Ferry Road Allotments.

Laura Locke

For her role in organising WAMFest, her broadcasting commitment to Felixstowe Radio, and her support of local women’s art and music.

Steve Porter

For his years of dedication to Felixstowe Carnival.

Lyndon Hunt

For his role as a voluntary Community Responder for over 10 years and co-ordinating the group for 2 years.

David Martin

For running Felixstowe Judo Club for over 16 years.

HMS Ganges Award

Jake & Logan Croarkin

For their fundraising efforts, inspired whilst caring for their father, to run over 100km in one month to fundraise over £10,000 in aid of Leukaemia Support.

The Community Award

Breast Friends CIC
Caroline Sturman & Janine Aldis

For providing support to those affected by Breast Cancer.

Special Commendations

In 2024 as well as recognising the efforts of the Mayors Award winners there were two special commendations. Acknowledge the outstanding efforts of individuals whose contributions resonated deeply with our community.

Roy Gray
For his voluntary work as Chairman of the Felixstowe Community League of Friends

Remus Chinery
For his volunteer for for Litter-Free Felixstowe and Pushchair Pitstop, service as Head boy at Langer School and selfless fundraising efforts in support of those diagnosed with Cancer.


Mayors Award Winners
Wendy Tolliday and Isabel Jenkins 

For their voluntary work through Felixstowe Mencap.

Carolyn Jones

For her voluntary work via St Phillips Community hub

Nigel Odin

For his voluntary work at Landguard nature reserve

Sarah Fitch

For provision of support offered to the local community via Cuppa Cafe.

Laura Baalham

For her role in Felixstowe Air cadets and Firsts Aider

HMS Ganges Award

Cammeron Cammel

For his participation in Felixstowe School’s Garden Club and care demonstrated towards the local environment.

The Community Award


For the provision of support offered to the Ukrainian guests in Felixstowe following Russia’s ongoing, illegal invasion of Ukraine (award collected on behalf of Kim and Dee Balshaw)

Coronation Awards

The 2023 Civic Awards also saw a number of residents presented with Coronation Awards, in recognition of a nationally significant year and Felixstowe’s fierce community spirit. Coronation Awards were presented to

Diana Barnard, Michael Sharman, Charles Wright, Jean Macpherson, Rob Dunger, Richard Lord, Debbie Bartlett, Pushchair Pitstop, Visit Felixstowe Volunteers, Suzanne Banks, Mollie Bennett, Katie Mitton and Libby Bone.

With special recognition shown to Tim Lukehurst via a Posthumous Coronation Award in recognition of his role in the formation of Litter-Free Felixstowe.


Mayors Award Winners
Richard Holland 

For his role in running ’THE HUT’ on Felixstowe Seafront, the Day Centre and for his involvement in the Travel Association and the Twinning Association

Susan Pascall

For her voluntary work at the local RSCPA shop and for offering voluntary support to the NHS

Maryann Byrne

For her involvement throughout the community, including her voluntary work at The Compass, Wavemakers, her service at a pop-up food bank and her role in Felixstowe Helping Hands

Lisa Williams

For her role in the co-ordination of Stennets Community cafe

Amanda Folley

For her role in the formation of Shine a Light on Walton

Special Jubilee Jewel of Felixstowe Award

John Cresswell

For founding the Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service some 26 years ago, and helming the organisation since, until his retirement in January this year.

HMS Ganges Award

Alfie Lack

For his role as a staff flight Sergeant in the Felixstowe Air Cadets and in office as Lord Lieutenant cadet, representing Suffolk at various events on behalf of H.M. Queen Elizabeth

The Community Award

Clive Garnham and the Grove Medical Centre

For the outstanding Effort of both staff and volunteers at The Grove Medical Centre in administering the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.


Mayors Award Winners
Sam Phillips

For his creation of the Dare to Dip community to help people’s mental health and also the  money he has raised for Anxiety UK so far.

Joan Rich

For her Allenby park walk to raise money for the NHS, and also raising the spirit on the community, inspiring happiness and hope in Felixstowe during a difficult time.

Sally Gallant

For her fundamental work at Memory Lane since its inception. During the difficulties imposed by the pandemic, Sally took steps to keep the group connected via Zoom. Sally then restarted Memory Lane on 2 July 2021. Sally’s continued commitment in entirely voluntary capacity has provided essential care and support to so many people during the challenges imposed by the pandemic.

Jackie Fincham

For her voluntary service as a  Christmas Day Coordinator at the Salvation Army. As part of her role, Jackie provided a fantastic Christmas lunch for over 80 people. With her keen eye for detail, she always  ensures that guests have the best possible experience.

Rev. Andrew Dotchin

For his work in setting up the Parish Pantry, and going above and beyond to ensure that the Parish Pantry is well-stocked and that those using its services are always provided for

HMS Ganges Award

Yasmin Barratt

For her online community work during the pandemic. Establishing ‘Yasmin Cakes and Bakes’, an online community recipe resource, and ‘Felixstowe Lockdown Penpals’ – a Facebook page to encourage people to write to each other during the pandemic to reduce loneliness.

The Community Award

Litter Free Felixstowe

For their tireless efforts to keep Felixstowe clean, and increasing awareness of personal responsibility, connecting with schools, businesses and many other organisations to educate everyone to be more proactive and environmentally conscious.

Felixstowe Helping Hands

Assisting the community during the pandemic, over 500 volunteers helped with tasks like shopping and medication deliveries.


Mayors Award Winners
Maurice Barber

For his outstanding contribution over many years to The Felixstowe Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners, following his decision to retire as its Chairman this year.

Valerie Norman

For her work in forming the group ‘Lung at Heart’ 6 years ago and supporting over 40 local people to regularly meet, exercise and socialise in addition to her role as staff nurse, caring patients with lung disease at Ipswich Hospital.

Lynn Osborne

For her dedication to Felixstowe Area Community Transport (FACTS) as a volunteer and the organiser of a monthly lunch club for up to 50 passengers who may not otherwise have the chance to socialise.

Joy Reeve

Joy has opened her beach hut and, with her friend Karen Kenny, served refreshments to the public for a number of years, inviting donations which have raised thousands of pounds for different charities

David Tennant

For his stalwart volunteer work with Felixstowe Art Group, Old Felixstowe Carpet Bowls and for running, together with his wife, the M.E. and Fibromyalgia group ‘Positive Pals’.

HMS Ganges Award

Guy Comber

Guy was recognised for overcoming extreme adversity in his early years and his volunteering with the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service, which benefitted from his crucial involvement in the rescue of three people in serious need

The Community Award

Felixstowe Community Radio

For their dedication to community broadcasting in Felixstowe for over 10 years, giving local presenters the opportunity to keep the community up to date with major events, local business activities, charities, voluntary groups, musicians, and artists.


Mayors Award Winners
Bev Boyce

For her work with the Felixstowe Society which has included helping to produce a Poppy Trail and exhibition at Old Felixstowe Parish Church archiving and working to produce numerous local books on various historical events in the town.

John Brinkley

For his work volunteer with the Felixstowe CCTV team since 2009 and acts as co-ordinator with the Town Pastors, the police control room and officers on patrol. 

Caroline Hazell

For her dedicated work with Felixstowe Area Community Transport (FACTS) as a driver working in the office and as a Trustee.

Barry Twomey

For his outstanding contribution to the Felixstowe Coastal Rescue Team, attending more than 430 emergency call outs.

David Webb

As a founder member of Felixstowe Lions Club who raise money for local organisations in the community

Special NHS 70th Anniversary Award

Felixstowe Community Nursing Team

HMS Ganges Award

Sam Wash

Guy was recognised for overcoming extreme adversity in his early years and his volunteering with the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service, which benefitted from his crucial involvement in the rescue of three people in serious need

Special Recognition Award

Nathan Upson

For his act of bravery during a difficult event

The Community Award

Felixstowe Community Hospital League of Friends

For supporting the local community hospital by raising funds to enable the hospital to purchase necessary equipment.  They also support the hospital to become more dementia friendly and support their patient’s comforts.


Mayors Award Winners
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.

HMS Ganges Award

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. 

The Community Award

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.


Mayors Award Winners
Francis & Mary Cotterell Chris Daynes Mark Maidment
Penny Parker David Tolliday Don Wallace
  Stephen & Mary Wyatt  

HMS Ganges Award

The Community Award

Community Service Award

Aimee Powell
Basic Life Charity
Teresa Doran
Elaine Wright
John White


Mayors Award Winners
Julie Bellamy John Brooking Tom Harden
Owen Hooker Angie Smith Colin Tod
Frederick Walker    

Special Mayors Award:
Peggy Osborne


Mayors Award Winners
Linda Bunn Roy Gray Margaret Lamacraft
Tony Lazell David Tolliday Don Wallace

Special Recognition:
David Davies & Mahbub Alam Shamin


Mayors Award Winners
Diana Barnard Rosemary Fincham David Hedges
Norman Thomas Ann White  


Mayors Award Winners
John Barber Ian Heeley Graham Henderson
Dawn Kemp Bob Stoner Pauline Varden


Mayors Award Winners
Gillian Barnet Phil Hadwen David Smith
Karl Wilkinson Roy Yates  


Mayors Award Winners
Harriet Bennett Barbara Durrance and Christine Gage Flying Officer Carolyn Garrett
Gareth Kemp Sue Tod  


Mayors Award Winners
Pat and Glenn George Maurice Barber Mary Mathers
Christine McIntyre Andrew Rayner  


Mayors Award Winners
Janet Bloomfield (posthumously) Lis Goddard David Smith
Bryan Frost John White  


Mayors Award Winners
Liz & Ron Cartwright Gwynneth Esmarch Iris Slade
Margaret Sparrow Wendy Tolliday  


Mayors Award Winners
S Ashworth J Bolton I Jenkins
P Thwaites D & J Williams  


Mayors Award Winners
H Franks & M Lewis V Jinks P Mortimer
A Parker J Holland  


Mayors Award Winners
J Merrett J Westmore M Davies
G Howell R Keller K Barnett


Mayors Award Winners
R Holland R Bright Mr & Mrs Austin
Mrs Bayley B Chapman  


Mayors Award Winners
J Woollan J Ramsey M Knights
V Jinks J Finbow W Brackley


Mayors Award Winners
B Slade P Carter B Reid
C Taylor K Flower