Gazeley Civic Pride Award 2016-17


 In an effort to encourage more civic pride in Gazeley and to recognise the outstanding contributions of those acting on behalf of the Village, Gazeley Parish Council instituted a Civic Pride Award, which may be awarded annually to deserving individuals or groups. There is no limit to the number of commendations made each year although, clearly, they have to be awarded judiciously, to avoid the scheme's status being devalued. Nominations for the Award may be made by any person, not related to the individual, for the period 1 June to 31 May each year, and nominations must be received by 20th May each year.

 The nominations are assessed against a number of characteristics, namely: Value to the Community; period of effectiveness, including long-term service; inspiration to others; dedication or determination; hardship or effort involved; teamwork demonstrated; responsibility assumed and personal costs incurred. The individual citations should, therefore, seek to highlight the appropriate aspects.

 For 2016-17, the first year of the Civic Pride Award scheme, an independent Awards Panel, comprising Cllr Judy Moatt, the Rev Rosemary Rycraft, together with Terry and Kate Stock, sat on the 31st May to assess the candidates. As a result of their deliberations, the Parish Council was pleased to endorse the following for the award:

 -- The 'Famous Five' Coffee Morning Ladies: Maureen Barrett-Small, Diana Bedson, Mary Briggs, Jenny Johnson and Pam Wybrew.

 -- Lynne Francis

 The recipients were presented with a framed and illuminated certificate at the Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on the 9th June. In due course, all annual recipients will be listed on a Roll of Honour, which iwill be mounted in the Village Hall. Details of the nomination procedure for 2017-18 and a downloadable nomination form will be available on this website in the near future.


By Martin Hooker on June 6th, 2017