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.

For the nomination form and criteria please click here

2020 Winner

Colin McSherry 

At Keynsham Town Council’s meeting on 28th July 2021, Councillors selected Colin Stephen McSherry to receive a Keynsham Good Citizen Award of the Year Award (over 25).

His nominators described him as an absolute superstar throughout the COVID pandemic and an outstanding member of the Keynsham community, for volunteering to aid numerous community organisations and undertaking his own special tasks to support numerous people in our town.

2019 Winners


Erica Davies



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.

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Richard Dyson


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.

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2018 Winner

Mary Burnard


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.

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