Winners of Felixstowe Town Council Civic Awards 2018

Posted by Town Hall Staff 10 May 2018

Felixstowe Town Council is delighted to announce the winners of their Civic Awards 2018.  At the Annual Town Meeting at Felixstowe Academy on Wednesday 9th May 2018 the Mayor, Councillor Nick Barber presented the following awards:

Mayor’s Awards

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.

Felixstowe Community Award 2018:

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.

HMS Ganges Youth Trophy:

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. 

At the event the Mayor also announced that a total of £17,346 had been raised in support of his three chosen charities: Felixstowe Area Community Transport (FACTS); Level Two Youth Project and Felixstowe & Walton Football Club

Each charity was presented with a cheque for £5,782

Felixstowe Town Mayor, Cllr Nick Barber, said “It was great to see so many people attend our new style Annual Town Meeting at the Academy, incorporating the Civic Awards and the presentation of cheques to my chosen charities.

Felixstowe has had a brilliant year. Without people like our Civic Award winners and all the nominees, the town would not be the wonderful place we know and love.

My charities were thrilled with the total raised. I must once again thank everyone involved for their efforts and making it such a memorable time for me as your Mayor.”

If you would like to nominate a Felixstowe resident for outstanding community service to the town of Felixstowe details of the Civic Awards for 2019 will be published on the Town Council website in due course.