Civic Awards    

Special contributions to the community made by individuals, young people and organisations are recognised by the Town Council through its annual Civic Awards scheme.

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,  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.

Carolyn Jones

For her voluntary work via St Phillip’s 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 Café.

Laura Baalham

For her role in Felixstowe Air Cadets and as a First 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.

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