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Chipping Norton Community Awards 2024

Chipping Norton Town Council is thrilled to announce the launch of their new Community Awards, a revitalised initiative aimed at recognising and celebrating the individuals and organisations that make our town a thriving, connected, and supportive community.

We welcome your nominations for the all-new categories of awards in 2024, and hope that you take pleasure in celebrating the people and organisations doing great work in Chipping Norton.

For many years, the focus of our local awards has been primarily on sporting achievements, however, the all-new Community Awards will honour contributions in a broader array of categories, ensuring that the hard work and dedication of our people are acknowledged and celebrated.

Categories of Awards

The Community Awards will feature the following categories to recognize diverse forms of community contribution:

  • Mayor’s Civic Award: Recognizes an individual’s outstanding service and contributions to the community
  • Young Person of the Year: Honors a young individual under the age of 21 for exceptional achievements or contributions to society.
  • The Beacham Award for Sporting Achievement: Celebrates significant accomplishments and excellence in sports.
  • Organization/Group of the Year: Acknowledges an organization or group’s remarkable impact and dedication to community service.

We are also delighted that the William Fowler Allotments Awards will be presented at the ceremony, though the process for these will be managed separately by the William Fowler Allotments Trust.

How to Nominate

The deadline for getting your nominations to us is Friday 23rd August at 17:00.

You can nominate using either of the methods below:


Please download the .pdf below to complete and send back by email to townclerk@chippingnorton-tc.gov.uk

Online Form

Please click to access the online form below:

By Post / Hand Delivered

A paper version of the Chipping Norton Community Awards Nomination Form can be collected from the Guild Hall, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NJ from Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 13:00. Please return by post, or by hand for the attention of the Town Clerk, at the Guild Hall.

If you have access to a printer you can also download the Postal version of the Nomination Form to print and deliver to us below:

Nomination Process and Guidelines

Celebrating Community Contributions

The awards aim to celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the well-being and vitality of Chipping Norton residents. Areas of recognition include:

  • Community action and volunteering
  • Support for community well-being
  • Carbon reduction efforts
  • Nature recovery initiatives
  • Social resilience
  • Physical and mental well-being
  • Arts and culture
  • Community safety
  • Strengthening the local economy

Nomination Process

Nominations for the awards can be submitted from 1st July via email to the Town Clerk or through a form available on the Council website which we will announce on our social media platforms and in the Town Council Newsletter. The Civic Awards Ceremony, will be held on 20th September 2024 in the Upper Hall of Town Hall, and refreshments will be provided for the occasion.

Judging and Selection

The judging panel, appointed by the Council and consisting of five councillors, will meet to review and select winners and runners-up for each category. The decisions will be based on the significant and demonstrable benefits provided to the Chipping Norton community. The mayor will propose a recipient for the Mayor’s Award, ensuring the selection aligns with the community’s values and the outlined priorities and exclusions.

Award Ceremony

Winners and runners-up will be invited to the awards ceremony, where they will be presented with framed certificates. The ceremony will serve as a moment of celebration for the whole community, highlighting the outstanding contributions that help make Chipping Norton such a wonderful place to live.

Join us in recognising and celebrating the heroes of our community. Your nominations can help shine a light on those who work tirelessly to improve the lives of others and the environment in Chipping Norton.

Let’s come together to honour the dedication and spirit that makes Chipping Norton truly special.

25 June 2024
Last Updated
1 July 2024