The Civic Awards are an opportunity to celebrate those in our community who have voluntarily gone the extra mile to support others and make a difference to life in Felixstowe…
Tell us who your community heroes have been over the past year and nominate them for one of the following Awards using our Nomination form here
Mayor’s Award: Presented to up to 5 local people 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.
The Community Award: Presented to recognise the contribution to the community by a local organisation.
Complete entries should be emailed to Sue Faversham, Civic Events Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or returned to Felixstowe Town Council, Town Hall, Felixstowe IP11 2AG by the closing date of 31st March 2024.
In 2022, the Jubilee year, the Town Council welcomed nominations for those deserving of special recognition for what they have given to the community in a voluntary capacity at any time over the past 70 years.
The Mayor’s Awards Winners for 2023 were:
Wendy Tolliday and Isabel Jenkins
For their voluntary work through Felixstowe Mencap.
For her voluntary work via St Phillip’s Community Hub.
For his voluntary work at Landguard Nature Reserve.
For provision of support offered to the local community via Cuppa Café.
For her role in Felixstowe Air Cadets and as a First Aider.
HMS Ganges Award
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)
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.
The Town Council has been making Civic Awards for many years. Please see here for a list of previous Awards Winners: Award winners as from 2002