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Praise for 'Unsung Heroes' of BaNES in this year's Community Awards

Updated: May 30, 2023


Last week, 3SG's Director (Becky) and Project Manager (Miles) had the pleasure of attending the 2022/23 Community Awards, at a special ceremony in Henrietta Park in which the winners were revealed by Chair of the Council, Councillor Shaun Stephenson-McGall.


BaNES Council's Community Awards recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to their local communities, and 3SG were delighted to be a part of acknowledging their efforts.


Out of 60 nominations, from 7 different categories, 12 triumphant individuals were presented with a Community Award. This year's ceremony also included the planting of cherry blossom trees for each winner, as a lasting tribute to mark their achievements.


Amongst the 12 winners were several nominations from organisations that we are honoured to call 3SG members; special congratulations to Southside Family Project, Age UK, Mentoring Plus, The Community Farm, SWALLOW, Oasis and last but by no means least, Youth Connect South West!


Thank you to all who took part, and to everyone who continues to do amazing work in their local communities.


List of winners are:


The Beryl Dixon Community Leader of the Year

Winner – Penny McKissock, Southside Family Project


Volunteer of the Year

Joint Winner – David Musgrave, Oasis Pantry

Joint Winner – John Harvey, Mentoring Plus

Joint Winner – Kathleen Still, Age UK B&NES


Volunteer Team of the Year

Winner – Bravo Medics Volunteer Critical Care Consultants


Young Volunteer Team of the Year

Winner - Students' Union Nightline - Kashiv Mishra


Charity of the Year

Winner – Youth Connect South West


Green Business Leader

Winner - The Community Farm


Chairs Special Recognition Award for Service to the Community

Winner – SWALLOW


Outstanding Young Person

Winner – Will Lakey


The Peter Duppa-Miller Award for Town Councillor of the Year

Winner – Councillor Steve Plumley, Midsomer Norton.


The Peter Duppa-Miller Award for Parish Councillor of the Year

Winner – Councillor Robert Helland, South Stoke.


The Community Awards are organised by the council in partnership with:

  • The Student Community Partnership

  • HCRG Care Group

  • Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire Integrated Care Board.

  • The Third Sector Group

  • Curo Housing

Find out more here. Photos from the ceremony can be viewed here.


Photo of all 12 winners of the 2022/23 Community Awards holding their certificates in Henrietta Park, alongside the Chair of BaNES Council, Councillor Shaun Stephenson-McGall.

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