Stratford District Council is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Citizens Awards.
To mark the occasion all past recipients of the award were invited to attend the annual Mayoral Reception held last week. Citizens Awards are given each July to nominated residents who by personal leadership, inspiration and devotion to a cause have made a significant contribution to the wellbeing on the district and its citizens.
More than 300 residents from Stratford's community groups celebrated at the reception.
Held each year, the reception is put on to acknowledge and thank volunteers within the local groups that give endlessly to the community.
Past Citizens Award recipients:
1991: Gwelfa Burgess, Richard Coles, Henry Peick, Barbara Proffit, Olga Sawyers.
1992: Molly Jordan, Raymond Ratu, Roy Lithgow, Douglas West.
1993: Neil Evans, Haldor Sorenson, Kenneth Taylor, Marie Walter.
1994: Richard Habershon, Joyce Orr, Clyde Profitt, Geffrey Rodley.
1995: William Carver, Ruth Keller, Beatrice Pinson, John Sextus.
1996: Colin Fergus, Margaret Rankin, David West.
1997: Jack Atkinson, May Harrison, John Jeffares, Bill McAloon, Eunice Martin.
1998: Patricia Jones, Bernard Murphy, Elva Thomas, Clive Nolan Webby.
1999: Margaret Bond, Lindsay Drinkwater, Graeme Espin, Joan Nolly.
2000: Colleen Clark, Graham Gordon, Bertha Rookes, Margaret Vickers
2001: Annie Bound, Peggy Fawcett, Creina Sorenson, Isabel Walter.
2002: Brian Maulder, Alison Robinson, Noelene Tipler, Anna Best.
2003: Joyce Agent, Arthur Davis, David Garlick, Rob Sturmer, Jim Taylor.
2004: Brian Alexander, Jeanne Coles, Rex Kilsby, Carol Kurth, Carole Shaw.
2005: Ian Benefield, Jack Breen, Mary Garlick, Anne Walsh, Lois Wharton.
2006: Bill Bailey, Peter Burgham, Yvonne Howatson.
2007: Tania Bedwell, Tom Mason, Peter Maxwell, Patrick Moore, Gary Vincent.
2008: Shirley Boyde, Robert Sheridan, June Tolland, Clive Wheeler.
2009: Clifford Johns, James Reed.
2010: Beverley Old, Guert Kroon.
2011: Gavin Belton, Joy Neild, Jeff Walker.
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