Tuesday 25 September 2018
Newquay Council Cornwall

Town Council Community Award Scheme 2018

Winners of the 2018 Newquay Town Council Community Award Scheme 


The winners of the Community Award Scheme were announced at the 28 March Annual Town Meeting held at the Griffin Inn, Newquay. The winners of the listed categories are as follows;

Outstanding Individual Citizen - John Cuthill

Outstanding Group - Newquay Rowing Club Singers

Outstanding Young Person - Sasha Blight

Mayor's Award - Pauline Pappin & Patricia Walsh


Voting is now closed. Results of the winners will be announced at the Annual Town Meeting held on 28 March.

Please find below the list of candidates with links to their supporting statements for more information from their nominators whey they were put forward for their respective awards.

Outstanding Individual Citizen Award

Beth Mitchell

Colette Beckham

Dave Cheney

Elaine Poole

Heather Papworth

John Cuthill

Jon Goodman

Raj Kirribilli

Zoe Syder

Outstanding Group Award


Newquay Rowing Club Singers

Protect Our Clifftops Group


Outstanding Young Person Award

James Lawrence

Sasha Blight

Will Nichols

Dylan Potterton

Jake Peters

The Newquay Town Council Community Awards Scheme is now open to individuals or community groups and its purpose is to recognise those unsung heroes living, working or studying in Newquay, who have made an exceptional difference by helping to put the spirit into the community and improving the quality of life for others. The Mayor will present the award(s), if any, on the occasion of the Annual Town Meeting which is held on 28 March 2018 at 7pm.


List of Awards

• Outstanding Individual Citizen Award

• Outstanding Group Award

• Outstanding Young Person Award

• Mayor’s Award


Criteria for Awards

The awards are for those who make an outstanding contribution to the community.  They recognise an individual or community and voluntary groups who have made a positive difference to the local community; or to people who make an extra effort to bring the community together; or those who go out of their way to help others or a charity in their own time. In the case of the Young Person Award the upper age limit is 18 years of age.


Nominations can be submitted for a wide range of endeavours  including:

⦁ Community Involvement - such as delivering an innovation or idea that makes a profound impact in aid of the community.

⦁ Providing extraordinary service to the Community - Going the extra mile.

⦁ Selfless actions that affect/involve others to improve the quality of life.

⦁ An outstanding achievement – for example, an act of bravery.

⦁ Gained exceptional recognition for Newquay at Regional/National level.

⦁ Outstanding achievement in their field - such as sports or culture.

⦁ Significantly improving the environment of the town.


Who Can Nominate?

With the exception of the Mayor’s Award, which will be nominated by the Mayor, anyone can nominate an individual or group.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Nominations can be made by downloading the online form which can be available at the bottom of this page or by completing a hard copy which will be available from the Visit Newquay Tourist Information Centre. Only fully completed forms will be accepted.

Nomination Process

Nominations can be made between 22 January 2018 until 05 February 2018. Once the closing date has passed, entries will be checked by the Town Clerk to ensure criteria are met.


The public will then have the opportunity to vote on the nominated candidates. Voting can be done through this page on the Town Council website or by completing a hard-copy form available from the Visit Newquay Tourist Information Centre. Voting will be open from 07 February 2018 to 02 March 2018. All nominees will be invited to the Award Ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 28th March. Should no nominations be received for a category then no award will be made. In this instance the Council reserves the right not to make an award.

Download Nomination Form (PDF)

Download Nomination Form (MsWord)




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