Civic Pride Awards

Tamworth is full of caring and inspiring people who go out of their way to help each other and their local community.

In 2022, a new awards scheme was launched to recognise these individuals and groups who contribute towards making Tamworth such a great place to live.

The Civic Pride Awards are now an annual celebration of community spirit, with each of the town’s 30 councillors able to nominate a group or individual in their ward.

Nominees will then be invited to an annual event held at Tamworth Assembly Rooms where they will be presented with a Civic Pride Award.

The 2023/24 winners are listed below:

TECTOTS Parent and Toddler Group - Tectots serve Bolehall and Glascote families by providing a fun, safe and supportive environment for parents and grandparents with young children.

Landau Forte- Amington Student leadership Team – for offering above and beyond support to fellow students.

Jean Timms Barbara & Malcolm Collins & Pat Ford at Wilnecote and Hockley Residents Group – for more than 17 years Jean has been instrumental in the running of the Wilnecote and Hockley residents meeting. Jean deserves to be recognised for her lifetime achievement in Wilnecote and is also supported by Barbara & Malcolm Collins and Pat Ford.

Tamworth and Lichfield Sea Cadets – for their ongoing work in the community supporting all Tamworth events and commitment to litter picks, community clean-ups, poppy appeals, river cleans and hamper donations.

Tamworth Cool Pickers - Every month members of the group pick over 150 bags of litter as well as bulky items, covering all parts of Tamworth with their litter picks.

Changes Tamworth – for their amazing work and support with mental health within the town.

Mercia Boys Boxing Club - for their work with young people in and around Tamworth.

Mr Lance Smith - for his long service litter picking in the Stonydelph.

William Jebb – a young lad who regularly litter picks in his community.

Places Of Welcome, Frances Ford – Frances has set up a Places of Welcome in Belgrave. It’s a place where anyone is welcome to come in for a chat, meet new friends and helps reduce isolation.

Tamworth Litter Pickers – a community group of 800 members from the local community who litter pick in their own time. 

Tamworth Cancer and Wellbeing Centre - Paula and the team of volunteers have grown the centre and its services over the years offering support and assistance at the very worst time.

Christine Harris - for recognition of the 45-years of volunteering for the Girl Guides and support of the Scottish Contingent of RTTW (Ride to the wall), plus endless community work. 

St Editha’s Church Choir - for their professionalism in representing our church and Town, specifically last August during an organised trip to Bad Laasphe to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the Twinning of Tamworth and Bad Laasphe.

Patricia Lambert and Volunteers at Glascote Library - for building a strong programme of community activities at the library including reading sessions for children, baby rhyme sessions, a scrabble group and knit and natter.

Staff at co-operative store Coton Green – for their support within the local community by checking on elderly or vulnerable residents, fundraising projects for local groups and competitions for children throughout the year.

Children of Coton Green Primary School - last Christmas, the children visited and sang in care homes within the local area and the Mayor's Carol Service. 

PC Venus Wakley - a true community champion and a face residents recognise and trust. She works hard in the community of Tamworth as a whole and is well respected by all.

Tom Campbell - for his work within the Tamworth community particularly for Tamworth pride and the LGBTQ2+ community.

Mr Simon Gilbert – for administering immediate first aid treatment to a player who collapsed on the pitch during a hockey match. He provided urgent assistance to stabilise the player’s life. 


The 2022 winners are listed below:

Natasha Brotheridge - Community Champion for Morrisons, helping many groups across Tamworth during the lockdown and ongoing continued support. 

Etheline Deer – for her work with the community allotment in Belgrave, which encourages school children and vulnerable adults, to be involved in outdoor space. Produce grown is donated to local people.

Eithne and Michael O'Brien – for their work with Tamworth BMX club which teach children to ride. They also encourage the community to donate bikes, so all children have the opportunity to learn and take part in competitions.

Alison Dolphin – for her continued fundraising for local charities, community fellowship and continued care for her neighbour’s welfare.

Paul Barber - for creating an archive of photographic history so Tamworth’s legacy of events can be shared in years to come.

Johnny Walker – for his contribution in collating an historical archive of photography for Tamworth residents to enjoy.

Bolehall Swifts Club - for their support to members during lockdown, and all the charitable events they hold raising money and awareness for community groups.

George and Louise Greenaway, from the Tamworth Tap - for providing a community takeaway service whilst all pubs were in lockdown and supporting those who were struggling during this time.

Nicola Batchelor – for her hard work in raising awareness of baby and infant loss throughout Tamworth and other areas.

Thomas Campbell, from The White Lion Public House – for raising awareness of the LGBTQ community in Tamworth and his contribution in organising two pride events in Tamworth with huge success.

Linda Gill – for her work at the Broom in Dosthill. Linda has contributed to the creation of the fairy trail and memorial trees so that people can enjoy this local open space.

Suzanne Hollis – for her work on supporting the Broom in Dosthill to become an enjoyable open space with free children events.

Sharon Rose – for her hard work and dedication in running an amateur dramatics group, showcasing a production called ‘Living with Covid’ and ‘How to Live with Long Covid’; supporting many people whose lives have been affected over the past few years.

Aaron Astbury – for his fundraising work supporting the air ambulance help appeal, raising thousands of pounds with his group The Green Turtles. Plus, his work with encouraging men to talk about their mental health.

William Jebb - a 10-year-old litter picker who is passionate about keeping his home area tidy.

Clare Lea, from The Tam O Shanter Public House, for her hard work in rejuvenating the pub and organising community events. Clare provides a safe and comfortable place where local vulnerable people can also visit for a hot drink and company.

Graham Alcote – for his work raising thousands of pounds selling raffle tickets every year for the Wilnecote rest home carol service.

Sue and Simon Lloyd from Jump Xtreme – their hard work in making their business part of the community. They have organised many fundraising events to bring the community together and have held free nights to raise awareness of community groups.

Simon Gilliver – for his continued work with the 3rd Wilnecote Scout Group during lockdown, making ensure that all the group had access to a device so they could participate on online group meetings. Simon has also fundraised to open a new scouting home for the group.

John and Jo Randolph – for their time spent volunteering for more than 50 years, supporting Tamworth Swimming Club.

Becky Salisbury – for her contribution in bringing children from all backgrounds together with a regular lego club at Glascote Library.

Alan and Angella Rodgers – for their time devoted to preserving and encouraging the local fauna and wildlife in and around Tamworth as part of the Wild about Tamworth scheme. They are both also active member of the Tamworth Volunteer Litter Picking Group.

Gwen Wilkinson and St Editha’s Church Wardens – for the hard work following Her Majesty The Queen’s passing, and prompt action taken to ensure that the Book of Condolence and the Moment of Reflection Service was delivered for Tamworth.

Local Police Constable – for their work as an active campaigner for a speed watch initiative, throughout the pandemic to support the community with shopping and other support. This person has been recognised for going the extra mile.