CARTERTON TOWN COUNCIL EXCEPTIONAL CITIZEN AWARD
Eligibility: Any resident or former resident of Carterton is eligible for consideration. There is no age limit nor is there any limit on the number that may be awarded in a year but the presumption is that this award will only be given to mark a very high level of achievement/service.
Download a nomination form HERE!
Criteria for awards is for:
- One single exceptional act
- Sustained success at national or international level in sport or the arts
- Active support for a local or national charity or voluntary organisation over a period of many years
- Substantial contribution to public life in the town over a period of many years
Nominations may be made by anyone. They should be submitted in writing using the form below to the Town Clerk at the Town Hall, Alvescot Road, Carterton, OX18 3JL. The nomination should be supported by a written statement of no more than 300 words setting out the case for the award. No one may nominate himself or herself for an award.
Consideration of Nominations will be by a panel comprising the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor, the immediate Past Mayor and the Chairmen of Administration, Policy, Planning and Recreation. Where one Councillor fills two or more of these posts, a Vice Chairman may be invited to attend the Panel. There must be at least at least five Councillors present when applications are considered and no less than four must be in favour of granting the award.
The Panel reserves the right to obtain additional information about any nominee. No feedback will be given on the reasons why a nomination is successful or unsuccessful although those making nominations will be advised of the outcome.
The Clerk will convene the panel on an ad hoc basis whenever there is an application to be considered.
Publicity. All nominations must be kept confidential. Those making nominations are asked not to tell the nominee that an application has been made. Successful nominees will be contacted by the Clerk and asked if they are willing to accept the award. They will also be asked if they are willing to have their award publicised. Unsuccessful nominations will remain confidential.
The award, which will take the form of a medal and citation, will be presented at a public event by a dignitary such as the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
Download a nomination form here, nominate someone exceptional!
There is also a “YOUNG PERSON’S AWARD” which recognises and rewards a young person (under the age of 18, who lives in Carterton) who has demonstrated exceptional volunteering, leadership, commitment or determination.
Download a nomination form HERE!
I will present a prize to the winner in late April at the end of the civic year.
Nominations may be made by Schools, Youth Organisations or Individuals. I will make the final decision as to who will receive the award, but I will seek advice on the applications received.
In considering nominations, I will be looking for evidence of the following:
- Bravery – overcoming personal barriers to achieve success, making a stand against bullying, racism, etc., or an act of bravery.
- Kindness in helping others – supporting an elderly or disabled neighbour or relative, fundraising, etc.
- Improving the community – commitment to improving their school, community or local environment.
- A voice for young people – contribution to promoting the views of children and young people in decision making.
- Creativity and innovation – demonstrating fresh thinking and new ideas in the arts, music, engineering or computing.
If you wish to submit a nomination, please complete a nomination form (HERE!) or write to or email the Town Clerk giving your name and contact details, your nominee’s name, age and address, and a brief description of why you think he/she should receive the award. All applications will be treated as confidential. Nominations should be submitted by 28 Feb 2013.