London Borough of Croydon

The finalists for the 2017 Mayor’s Civic Awards have been revealed ahead of next week’s glittering ceremony.  More than 200 nominations were made across ten categories and after careful consideration 25 nominees have been shortlisted for the community awards. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 17 October at an awards ceremony to celebrate the exceptional people who make Croydon a brilliant place for people to live, grow, work and visit.

The nominees for each category at this year’s awards are:

Business in the Community

  • Jayne Laville - New Addington Job Club
  • Central Parade Business Partnership Ltd (CPBP)
  • Chequers Contract Services Ltd

Contribution to Sport and Healthy Living

  • Energise FC
  • Joseph Jeffers
  • Beth Towle

Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride

  • Sparkle Bulku
  • Emma Hope-Fitch
  • Keith Sinclair

Fairer Croydon

  • Lynn Cedar and Deborah Haythorne and drama therapists at Roundabout
  • Jam-Bus music

Good Neighbour

  • Patrick Buckley
  • Sarah Balch

Stronger Together

  • Mind in Croydon – The Hub
  • Croydon Legal Advice Clinic volunteers
  • Jazz Rayit – Foundation 4 Life

Young Achiever of the Year

  • Shaniqua Benjamin
  • Venus Lamey

Volunteer of the Year

  • Tony Sewell
  • Claire Mills
  • Mrs Bilquis Ahmed

Voluntary Group of the Year

  • Friends of Grange Park
  • Love Norbury

There will also be a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented on the night to a Croydon resident who has devoted many years of outstanding service to the local community and has made a significant contribution to the borough.

Councillor Toni Letts, Mayor of Croydon, said:

“Croydon is full of unsung heroes, people who selflessly give their time and put others first to the benefit of their neighbours and the wider community. This is evidenced by the incredible number of nominations we received across the categories. I’d like to congratulate all of the finalists and thank everyone who submitted a nomination and for those who weren’t shortlisted on this occasion, thank you for what you do for our town and its residents.”

Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice, added:

“The Mayor’s Civic Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the council to recognise and thank, on behalf of the community, the people who go the extra mile for Croydon. I’m delighted we’ll be able to honour and celebrate the achievements of these amazing people at next week’s ceremony and wish all of the finalists the very best of luck.”

This year’s awards gold sponsor is Veolia. Other sponsors include Mulalley, Hilton, Start up Croydon, Axis, Connected Space, Brick by Brick and Southern Marketing Services.