Keynsham Good Citizen Award

The Keynsham Good Citizen Award was set up by the Town Council in 2007 and is aimed at recognising the residents of Keynsham who provide support, services and activities that benefit the town.

2019/20 Nominations Now Closed

Nominations for this year's award have now closed. Due to COVID-19, the Annual Town Meeting and Good Citizen presentation was cancelled. The winners have been informed and a new date for the presentation will be arranged once social gatherings are allowed again.

For further information please contact Keynsham Town Council 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF | Tel: 0117-9868683 | email

2019 Winners

Councillor Clive Fricker gives Erica Davies the Keynsham Good Citizen Lifetime Achievement Award
Erica Davies and Councillor Clive Fricker

Erica Davies

2019 Keynsham Good Citizen Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2019 Erica Davies was given the lifetime achievement award for the amazing work she does with the Keynsham Wombles. Erica is an integral part of the litter picking organisation which continues to combat litter and promote environmentally friendly ways of living within the town, including at the Keynsham Winter Festival and Keynsham Music Festival.

Councillor Clive Fricker gives Richard Dyson the 2019 Keynsham Good Citizen Award
Richard Dyson and Councillor Clive Fricker

Richard Dyson

2019 Keynsham Good Citizen Award

The 2019 Keynsham Good Citizen Award was given to the President of the Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society, Richard Dyson. In 2018 the society played a big role in the town's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the flooding in 1968. As well as producing a booklet which with stories and photos of the Great Flood, the society were also instumental in locating and then erecting the 'Abbot's Seat' memorial in Keynsham Memorial Park; Richard was one of the speakers at the memorial's unveiling.

2018 Winners

Mary Burnard and Councillor Clive Fricker

Mary Burnard is one of the founding members of Keynsham Talking News; a recorded version of local news delivered to visually impaired people living in Keynsham and Saltford.

The Talking News started in 1983 and 35 years later Mary continues to be an integral member of the team, working as the Liaison Officer.

2017 Winners

Barrie Dunn receives his award from Cllr Lisa O'Brien
Barrie Dunn, Keynsham Scouts and Councillor Lisa O'Brien (Chair)
Denise James receives her award from Cllr Lisa O'Brien
Denise James, KIB and Councillor Lisa O'Brien (Chair)
Dave Johnson
Dave Johnson, Walkers Are Welcome

2017 - Barrie Dunn - awarded for 40 years of involvement with Scouting in Keynsham and in honour of his loyalty to the young people of Keynsham. Denise James - for being the driving force of Keynsham In Bloom and who steered the town towards gold in the South West in Bloom competition. David Johnson - for his lead and establishment of Keynsham Walkers are Welcome which has become a very successful and popular group.

2016 Winners

Ric Davison
Ric Davison

Ric Davison

Keynsham Music Festival co-ordinator, Keynsham Community Radio presenter and Arts Consortium co-ordinator; a role in which he has brought a number of productions and performers to The Space.

2015 Winners

Mr Bassam Shahin and Mr Ian Carter with Cllr Clive Fricker
2015 Mr Bassam Shahin (left) and Mr Ian Carter (right) were awarded Keynsham Good Citizen Awards. Chairman of the Council Cllr. Clive Fricker (center) presented them with their award at the Annual Town Meeting.

Ian Carter

Ian has been involved with the 1st Keynsham Scouts for 50 years and he joined the Cubs in 1963. He now helps oversee a group that caters for 300 young people and has around 100 adult leaders and volunteers. A cheque for £100 was awarded to the Keynsham Explorer Scouts unit in memory of Ian's grandfather.

Bassam Shahin

Bassam has been involved with the Keynsham Allotment Association for 29 years, in which time he helped form the Association, managed the award winning Park Road allotment site and supported other gardeners.

2014 Winners

John Aldridge, Sheila Crocombe, Grace O'Hara and Yvonne Knight
John Aldridge, Sheila Crocombe, Grace O'Hara and Yvonne Knight

John Aldridge

For his dedication and work supporting Keynsham and organisations connected to the town particularly 1st Keynsham Scout Group who he has been involved with for 25 years. Also Keynsham Wildlife and Keynsham Music Festival.

Sheila Crocombe

For her willing work and dedication to the community of Keynsham for many years and in many ways, particularly Transition Keynsham & Keynsham Action Network, delivering Town Council Arts Newsletters and running Maths Club at Community@67 and her tireless work for the former Keynsham Community Association.

Grace O'Hara

For her commitment and dedication as a volunteer with Keynsham & District Mencap Society. Grace joined as a volunteer aged 14 at the Keynsham Juniors Club for Children with Learning Disabilities and is an outstanding young person who is an inspiration to others and increases the confidence and self worth of those with learning disabilities.

Yvonne Knight

For her dedication to help other people to live a better life to help disabled through her teaching swimming at Keynsham Disabled Swimming Club since the early 1980's, and her work with Keynsham Seals in particular. Yvonne works tirelessly to provide disabled children and adults with swimming on a Sunday morning at Keynsham Leisure Centre.

Previous winners


Anita Burford

For her tireless voluntary work and support for St. Keyna Primary School (previously Temple Primary School.


Phyllis Cook

For her work and involvement with the Keynsham South Forum.

Iris Lerpiniere

For, amongst other things, her work with Keynsham Civic Society.

Vivienne Townsend

Who had worked as a volunteer for many years at St. Keyna Primary School.


Delia Luke

For her work with the Girlguiding Movement in particular the Keynsham Section.


Mr David Sage

His involvement with the Avon Wildlife Trust.

Mrs Margaret Whitehead

Work on the Abbey and Keynsham & Saltford History Society

Mrs Barbara Lowe

Work for saving the Augustine Abbey

Mr Russell Leitch

For photographs he had taken on the changing face of Keynsham since the early 1960's.


Mrs Charlaine Fleck

Work for the Keynsham Fair Trade Group.

Mrs Dawn Elmer

Work for TGI Friday Kidz Club, Keynsham.

Mr Neil Jacks

work with the Friends of Manor Road Community Woodland.

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