Didcot Town Council Awards

"Thank you." Two simple words that make a big difference.

The Didcot Town Council Awards Evening is an event to say thank you to the people of Didcot who go that extra mile for the community.

Now in its second year we asked people to nominate Didcot-based groups or individuals who have given their time and helped improve the environment of our town.

The Mayor, Cllr Anthony Dearlove hosted the gala evening on Friday 18th October 2019, where we had entertainment, canapes, welcome drinks and a finger buffet. All nominees were invited to the evening where the winners will be announced.

All nominees were issued with 2 free tickets for the event.

On the evening we also held the annual Allotment Awards, for those that work hard all year on their allotments. These awards are judged by the Outdoor Services Manager and Allotment Reps.

The final award of the evening is the John Eldridge Award for Voluntary service. This award was donated by Mrs Jean Eldridge following her husband's death whilst serving as Deputy Mayor of Didcot in 1992. It was felt appropriate to found an award in his name to recognise voluntary work undertaken in Didcot. This award is chosen and presented by Mrs Jean Eldridge. Sadly Mrs Eldridge passed away in October 2019 so we send our condolences to her family and friends.

If you would like to nominate somebody for the 2020 awards you can vote by using our online form (at the bottom of this page) or complete a paper form and return to the Council offices, Britwell Road, Didcot.

Closing date for nominations is 12th September 2020.

This event is by ticket only.

The Categories are:

Didcot Artistic Award – for those people who have made a contribution to artistic or cultural projects in Didcot.

Sporting Achievement Award – for those people who have made a significant contribution to sport

Service with a Smile – for those people who take pride in their work and make our days better when we see them

Young Volunteer or Charity Fundraiser (under 21) – this is for young people who deserve recognition for volunteering regularly or have raised money for charity

Lifetime Achievement Award – for those people who have gone that extra mile during their working Career

Unsung Hero Award – for those people who work incredibly hard for the community with little recognition – nominations need not be for volunteering only

John Eldridge Award – for those people who have diligently served the local community through voluntary service. Can be an individual or a group.

Please complete (with as much information as you can) for your nomination for Didcot Town Council Awards.

Didcot Town Council Awards Nomination Form

See details on our webpage