Countdown begins to the Civic Awards

There are less than 10 days to go until Runnymede’s first-ever Civic Awards, with the Borough’s finest volunteers, sports people, artists and community heroes set to join a grand celebration event.

The nominations for the Runnymede Civic Awards closed in January and the judging has now taken place.  The judging panels were so impressed by the standard and variety of entries, making their job very difficult

We received nearly 80 nominations and following judging over 40 local people and organisations have been short-listed, and we are excited to welcome all of the finalists to the awards ceremony which takes place on 22 February at Foxhills Hotel. 

These awards provide Runnymede Borough Council with a chance to shine a light on those who are making a difference, inspiring others, and showing real passion and talent in our community. In total 17 awards will be presented at the event and cover the categories of community, sport, and the arts, and include awards specifically for young people.

Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Margaret Harnden said:

The Runnymede Civic Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the Council to show its commitment to empowering communities and improving the health and wellbeing of those in them.

Cllr Harnden also thanked everyone who had taken time to suggest someone for an award:

By nominating someone for an award you can help us celebrate the diverse talent, passion and determination of those who make Runnymede a great place to live and work.

The awards ceremony will be opened by Leader of Runnymede Borough Council, Cllr Tom Gracey, and awards will be presented by Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Margaret Harnden, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, High Sheriff of Surrey, Christopher Critchlow and Dr Ben Spencer MP for Runnymede and Weybridge.

Published: 13 February 2023