The awards are an opportunity to officially recognise the commitment and hard work of the most deserving people in the Borough while honouring the efforts and achievements of local people and organisations who have strived to make Brentwood a better place to live and work.
They are given to those for 'Service to the Community', 'Lifetime Achievement' and ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’. These could go to an individual or a group who have made a real difference to the local community. Anyone who lives or works in Brentwood can be nominated.
The nominations are judged by a panel of judges made up of representatives from all walks of life.
Closing date for nominations was 14th February 2020.
The awards will be presented on 3rd April 2020 at the Civic Dinner. Please note due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Civic Dinner due to be held on 3rd April has been cancelled and will instead be held on the 16th October 2020.
The 2019 winners were:
- Young Volunteer of the Year - Sam Hatcher-Staines
- Lifetime Achievement - Mike Hawkins
- Lifetime Achievement - Mike Conyers
The Civic Awards judging panel said they were impressed with the outstanding work the recipients had done and their involvement in the community.
The previous Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Sheila Murphy, who was also on the judging panel, said: “I have met so many people within Brentwood as part of my role as Mayor. These people are fundraisers, volunteers and part of our community, often giving their time without expecting anything in return. These winners have made a big difference to people’s lives.
It is an honour to present them with these awards as a little thank you from us and recognition of what they do.”