Keynsham Good Citizen Award

Good Citizen Award 2022-2023

The Keynsham Town Council is looking for nominations for its Good Citizens Award 2022-2023. Now in its 14th year, the award aims to recognise individuals who devote their time and effort to enhance the Keynsham community.

“It’s important for the Town Council to recognise the good work of the citizens of Keynsham,” said Dawn Drury, Town Clerk for Keynsham Town Council. “The town has many worthy organisations that make Keynsham a better place for all, and within those organisations are some very special people that deserve the recognition of the Good Citizen Award.”

The Town Council asks residents to nominate anyone they feel deserves recognition for the work they do to improve the Keynsham community. The Good Citizen Award honours those Keynsham residents in the following categories:

· Under 25s

· Over 25s

· Lifetime achievement award

Winners receive a framed certificate and £100 to put towards a Keynsham-based community group of their choice.

If you would like to nominate someone, please email for a nomination form or click here to submit online. Submission deadline is 5pm on 7th March 2023.

2021 Winners

Antony French

Over 25's 2021

For his outstanding contribution to 1st Keynsham Scout Group.

Wilf Harrison

Over 25's 2021

For his outstanding contribution to 1st Keynsham Scout Group 

Jim Bernard

 Over 25's - 2021

For his outstanding contribution to Keynsham community projects 

Mary Burnard

Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

For her outstanding contribution to the Keynsham Talking Newspaper 

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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