Civic Awards 2021

1st January 2021 / News archive

Civic Awards

Each year, Chippenham Town Council presents Civic Awards to individuals, organisations and groups who have made a material contribution to the advancement, wellbeing, and welfare of the people of Chippenham or demonstrated outstanding citizenship.

You must be able to demonstrate that the person(s) nominated have fulfilled at least one of the following:

• made a material contribution to the advancement, wellbeing, and welfare of the people of Chippenham

• supported charitable work carried out in the Town

• assisted the work of the Town Council in a voluntary capacity

• demonstrated outstanding citizenship.

All nominations will be received by the Civic Matters Sub Committee who will make a recommendation for Award winners to the Town Council. Civic Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Civic Sunday.

The nominations are now open and to nominate someone please click HERE.

Nominations will close on Sunday 28 February 2021.

Please email your completed nomination form to enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk.


Our Civic Award Winners over the past three years:


Alfie Lennon

11 year old Alfie Lennon raised £1612.80 for Doorway through the annual big sleep out in Chippenham and baking cakes and selling them.

Chippenham and District Talking Newspapers

Once a week they read and record the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald on to a memory stick, which is then posted free of charge to residents to residents who are blind or partially sighted.

Chippenham Lions

Awarded a Civic Award for their active interest in the Chippenham community through various fundraising events.

Chippenham Salvation Army Foodbank

Organised by the Salvation Army in Chippenham, various have grown and developed Chippenham’s very own Foodbank, through effective refferals, donations, and store collections to ensure it meets the weekly need of the community of Chippenham.

Melanie Vickery and the North Wiltshire Badminton Project

Devoting at least 16 hours per week to voluntary coaching, (not including the administration and promotion work Melanie undertakes), Melanie has worked hard to develop relationships with local primary schools to deliver Badminton England’s primary school programme.


Natasha Savage (for her work for Rise Trust)

Natasha volunteers at the Rise Trust pre-school setting, volunteering up to 3 times a week, much more than is expected of her.

Kathryn Brown (for her work for Rise Trust)

As part of the Rise Trust voluntary Family Visiting Service, Kathryn visits families that are facing difficulties and need extra assistance, providing listening ear or practical help.

Foodbox and Open Table at St Peters Church

Foodbox and Open table liaise with local supermarkets to take their surplus food and redistribute it to those individuals and families in need.

Nigel Linacre (for his work for Wellboring)

Nigel helped set up, promote and help fundraise for the charity, Wellboring. Wellboring has supported 60 wells to be dug in Kenyan and Ugandan villages since the charity started in 2015.

Chippenham Gateway

Manned completely by volunteers, Chippenham Gateway is a social club for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties. Each week the club puts on different activities for example arts and crafts to Bingo and film nights.


Brian and Barbara King (For their work with 10th Chippenham Scouts)

Brian and Barbara were recognised for their many years of voluntary work with the 10th Chippenham Scout Group.

Chippenham Borough Lands

Chippenham Borough Lands were recognised for their continued charitable work and funding to individuals and local organisations.