Canvey Island Town Council held its awards ceremony on Monday 20th September, 2021. The initiative asked residents to nominate individuals and groups who had made a significant contribution to the quality of life for Canvey Island residents. The awards were established to recognise the efforts of those who work or live in Canvey Island and give up their own time, without any expectation or recognition, under the categories of Citizen of the year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Group of the year, as well as two special recognition awards. The Town Council wanted to recognise those individuals and groups who had made a difference in the unprecedented times of the pandemic.
In the category of Citizen of the year, two awards were chosen to be awarded, to Alex Dobinson for her work with Yellow Door and Bill Dudbridge for his work in the community.
Community group of the year was presented to Canvey Island Community First Responders for their dedication in giving up their free time for the wellbeing of residents, Yellow Door for their work with the youth and food bank contributions during the pandemic, and finally to The St. Vincent De Paul Society for their contributions to the community by offering hot meals and delivering food parcels during the pandemic.
Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to Jacob Lewis for his work litter picking in his local area.
Two special recognition awards were also awarded to Rod Bishop and Alan Browne to recognise their hard work and dedication to the community during such unprecedented times.
For more information, please contact the Town Clerk on 01268 683965 or firstname.lastname@example.org