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Parish People's Award

It's a pleasure to celebrate people in the parish who have served their community in a way that is above and beyond what is expected.  Our next awards will be given at the Annual Parish Meeting at the Memorial Hall, Terrace Road South, on Thursday 15th March at 8.00pm.

Please download our application form here /userfiles/files/Document%20Archive/Public/Parish%20Peoples%20Award/180108%20-%202018%20Parish%20Peoples%20Award%20Nomination%20Form.doc

Please nominate your friends and colleages who have served in a special way so that we can celebrate their achievements and honour their efforts.  The closing date for nomination forms is Thursday 15th February 2018.

Please take a look below at our current and previous Parish People's Awards Winners:


Awards were made by Councillor Hilary Doyle to the following outstanding individuals:

Mandy Bryant - Over many years, Mandy has provided voluntary assistance to a wide-ranging number of Binfield’s local organisations. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, the Church, Cricket Club and Parish Council are amongst those who have benefitted from Mandy’s dedicated service to her local community.

Mark Entwisle - Mark has continued to care, support and provide companionship for the residents of The Pathway, Binfield, over a long period of time.  His continuing acts of kindness have created a compassionate and important lifeline for his neighbours.

Sheree Osborn - Over time, Sheree befriended an elderly Naval War Veteran at a time when help was much needed.  Finding the man lived alone, Sheree continued to provide care and support; her compassion much improved the quality of life for this gentleman.


We were delighted to recognise three Award winners:

Jen Hammond - In recognition of your huge contribution towards the Binfield Rainbows and Brownies.  Your leadership, drive and enthusiasm has provided many young people in the parish with the opportunities to enjoy themselves and to grow into responsible, community-minded adults.  Thank you.

The Binfield Library Team - In recognition of all the additional activities and groups you organise and run for people of all ages and for providing a focal point for the parish to come together as a community.  Your efforts have made Binfield Library a welcoming, friendly place for everyone, which is greatly appreciated by us all.  Thank you.

Sarah Peacey - In recognition of your huge contribution towards the production of the Binfield Neighbourhood Plan, which will inform planning applications in Binfield in future.  You have been a part of the project since 2013 and have been involved in every stage of its creation from public consultation through to the writing of the policies it contains.  Thank you.


Winners were the following worthy recipients:

The Big Thumb - In recognition of the many years of committed and cheerful service to the community by providing high quality traditional food

Binfield Club - In recognition of the outstanding work of the staff in providing a friendly and successful community hub offering a venue for family, fund-raising and social events

John Anderson - In recognition of his outstanding dedication to the British Legion Poppy Appeal and its highly successful fund-raising results

Special Award

Roger Ellis - In recognition of many years of service as Deputy Clerk to Binfield Parish Council, residents and the general community.  The Councillors wish to express special thanks and gratitude.


Awards were made to the following worthy winners:

Robert West - In recognition of the exceptional service he gives as a pharmacist. His caring approach and professional service are matched by his good nature and valued highly by those he serves

Tessa Sauven - In recognition of the many years of leadership and dedicated service to the Under 5s group at St Mark’s Church and support for their parents and carers


The awards this year were to the following two worthy winners:

Paul Hammerstone - Secretary of the Binfield Royal British Legion and long serving officer and supporter of Binfield Football Club.

Paul’s enthusiasm and hard work for the British Legion make him a worthy candidate for this award. In particular he organised a Memorial Service for Flt Lt. Garth Hawkins, a popular Binfield man, on the anniversary of the Falklands war. Garth had played cricket and football for Binfield teams. The service was attended by Mrs Hawkins and her two sons who travelled from Norfolk to join local dignitaries and many local people.

Karen Hatt - Karen is involved in many local organisations including the Binfield Memorial Hall, Royal British Legion, Church and in particular the 3rd Binfield Brownies. She has been the Brown Owl for this group for 30 years. She organises the weekly activities, takes them on Pack Holiday each year and involves the children in charitable and community events. She is also involved in operating Sunday school and supervising the crèche at church.  Such consistent and long standing contributions to village life and young people make her a worthy winner of this award


The recipients of the awards this year are in two categories:

Individual Category
The award winner this year is Gary Byford. He is the village milkman and has worked in the village for many years. His citation reads, “In recognition of your years as a milkman in Binfield, demonstrating community spirit and many simple acts of kindness that are appreciated by so many within the village.” He received a number of nominations, all of whom expressed their appreciation for his amazing reliability and kindness beyond the call of his job as milkman. He has been their milkman for over 20 years and his customers know that he would be there for them if they had a need.
Business Category
The business award this year goes to the local florist in the village Early Bird Florist and its staff, Lin Pearce and her team. The citation reads, “In recognition of your years of service to thevillage and the support you have given to many local charities, demonstrating a strong community spirit.”

The awards in the individual category this year were presented by the Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Ian Leake.

The Council was pleased to announce the 2011 award to Alec and Julie Lloyd in recognition of their loyal, consistent and caring service to many varied groups, societies and individuals within Binfield demonstrating true community spirit

A Special Parish Peoples award was made to the Reverend Bill Meyer, Rector of Binfield in recognition of more than 13 years service as Rector to Binfield residents, especially children and young people. This is the first time that this Special Award has been made.

The individual awards have been made to:

Jean Bunce - In recognition of your hard work in the Binfield community, help with shopping, getting prescriptions and organising day trips

Annie Dale - In recognition of your loyal, consistent and caring service to many groups and individuals within the Binfield community

Margaret Foster - In recognition of your 30 years service to the community of Binfield, including 10 years leading the Binfield Village Protection Society

Jill Hanson - In recognition of your inspirational teaching and passion for giving a love of literature and learning to generations of children. You have done so much more than your profession demands and are a much valued member of our village community.

Alan Seabrook - In recognition of your many years as postman in Binfield, demonstrating community spirit and simple acts of thoughtfulness that are appreciated by so many within the village

Business Category

Vince and Ann Traynor - In recognition of your support of local artists and societies and your services to charity over many years


 The winner was Cissy Allwright. Friends nominated Cissy for her service to the community. She works tirelessly for many groups including the Alzheimers Society, Royal British Legion, Tea Club and also in many unseen ways to help friends who need help or a friendly ear.