Each year at the Annual Civic Reception, the Town Mayor presents awards to local citizens for their voluntary contributions to Burnham’s life and character.
There are two main awards:
- The Mayor’s Trophy for Outstanding Services to the Town
- The Lifetime Achievement Award.
Other awards, given at the Mayor’s discretion, have included the following: The Young Persons Award, the Parents’ Support in Schools Award, The New Group Award, the Reaching the Community in Sport Award, and the award for the Stables Memorial Ride.
Below is a record of the Mayor’s Trophy and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Click on the blue boxes, further below, for images and other prizes given for each year, starting in 2019.
You can also find out more about interesting Burnham people here, where you can also see how to nominate a person for inclusion on this website.
FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE TOWN
Previously Citizen of the Year – Awards presented for service in the preceding year (so, for example, St Mary’s were awarded their award in 2019 at the Civic Reception in March 2020).
|2019||Geraldine Denham-Hale, headteacher, & St Mary’s Primary School|
|2018||Joan Costello, headteacher of Ormiston Rivers Academy / St Peter’s School.|
|2017||Cristina Franchi & Julia Mells – Dementia support|
|2016||John Hitcham & Iain Corbett|
|2014||No & Nik Jay-Ryan|
|2013||Robin (Harry) Harrington|
|2009||Rev. Tony Jones|
|2008||Tony Martin & Don Reynolds|
SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY
Previously LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – awards presented for services in the preceding year
|2019||Ray Kirkham, RNLI|
|2018||Sheila Nutt & the Railway Bridge Taskforce|
|2017||Tom & Joan Cooper|
|2016||David J McNeill|
|2015||Rev Tony Jones|
|2011||Bob & Jean Evans|
|2009||Ron & Val Law|
|2006||Cllr Rosie Buck|
|2004||Cllr Una Norman|
|2001||Mrs V Manning|
|1997||Mrs Kate Crouch|
|1996||Mrs Maureen Cousins|
|1995||Mrs A Monks|
|1994||Mrs Jean Dubois|
|1993||Mr Bob Cole|
|1992||Cllr Ken Sarling|
|1991||Mrs I O Reid|
|1990||Mrs Josie Tunbridge|
|1989||Mrs L Wilsenhan|
|1987||Mrs E Barker|
For more details of the Mayor’s Awards, from 2019 onwards, please click on the blue boxes below.