Recipients of the Citizen Award

2018

Mr Trevor Lynch
Trevor has set up and led the highly successful weekly 5K, Risborough Run in the Park. From humble beginnings in 2014 with 4 volunteers, RRP has continued every week to provide the opportunity for families and individuals to run 5K around Wades Park. Trevor has devoted his time energy and commitment to ensure its continuous success. Trevor was also instrumental in establishing a community defibrillator at Wades Park.
Kop Hill Climb
Community Group Recognition Award 2018 - Kop Hill Climb. The restoration of this traditional hill climb by dedicated local volunteers, now in its 10th year! A great example of the whole community working together through its various organisations.
Mr John Hughes
2018 Citizen Award Winner Mr John Biggs. John has shown outstanding commitment to the community with his unstinting efforts in the organisation of the Kop Hill Climb, and his support of the town festivals (vintage car included)!

2017

 

Mrs Jan Salmon
In recognition of many years’ service to the RBL Women's Section and voluntary seamstress making countless costumes for public and charity events over the years. Also for being among those who regularly keep the war memorial cleaned and maintained voluntarily.

 

 

Risborough Community Bus
The operation of this bus has changed the lives of a large number of predominantly elderly people in the town who find it difficult to access the town amenities from the outlying estates due to a lack of transportation. The success of the project is entirely due to the staff who operate this invaluable service and who give of their time so willingly both to operate the bus and raise funds towards its continuation. Without these willing volunteers the service would not be able to operate at the frequency which it does and it is to these volunteers that we commend this award.

 

2016

Jim Stevens
In that he was invaluable as the Roll B Agent in petitioning the Government over HS2 construction traffic through the Town. His expert advice and input on the Town Plan Steering Group proved essential, as does his work as a volunteer driver on the Community Bus.

Dr. Sandy Macfarlane
For many years of service to the Town. As a long serving and respected local GP, a past Chairman of the Heritage Society and has been heavily involved with local charities, amongst many other contributions to the community.

Risborough Good Neighbour’s Scheme
For many years of voluntary service to the community by providing transport for the many elderly, disabled or sick people in the Princes Risborough area, who are unable to use public transport to attend medical appointments at local surgeries, clinics, dentists and hospitals.

2015

Tom Winkworth
He has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts in support of numerous local charities and organisation, include; The Prince Centre, Rotary Club of Princes Risborough, Bucks Young Carers and the Risborough Youth Club.

Chris Dennis
He has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts over a period of many years.

2014

Dennis Green
His outstanding commitment to the Town during his 32 years as a local councillor, during which he was instrumental in reviving the Charter Market, establishing Risborough Springs and, most recently, initiating the new air crew memorials outside the library. He also served the community as a special constable for 14 years and in the Fire Authority for 12 years.

2013

Tony Davies
His outstanding commitment to the community over many years as Chairman of the Risborough Area Residents’ Association, culminating in his re-establishment of the Kop Hill Climb.

Chris Hobbs
He has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts in support of numerous local events, an inspiration of exemplary young citizenship.

Connell Henry
He has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts in support of numerous local events, an inspiration of exemplary young citizenship.

2012

Rita Woodward
Her outstanding commitment to running her own dance evenings and organising events in the Community Centre. The event grew in popularity to the extent that she donated over £12,000 to various charities.

Malcolm Maultby
His outstanding commitment to the community over many years culmination in the wonderful achievement of attaining the well subscribed and popular community bus in which he was a key figure from the outset.

2011

No awards were given out this year.

2010

Mrs Maggie Wooster Keyte
Her outstanding work within the community with such local charities as Risborough Cares and for the dedication and determination to find a suitable site for our much needed new memorial Garden and pursuing through to its
culmination.

Barry Clark
He has exemplified the term “service to the community” for his many years of work for local and national charities, especially for local and national charities, especially Macmillan Nurses and the British Heart Foundation and for years of dedication to the local Scouts and as District Commissioner for the West Chiltern Scout District.

2009

Mrs Cherry Baker
She was a founder of the Community Association, also for her services as secretary to Berryfield School, many fundraising events for the Community Centre and her work on the Princes Risborough Charities.

Francis Gomme
For his services on the Community Centre Trustees, many years as Chairman. Also his commitment to numerous local organisations relating to the benefit of the resident of Princes Risborough, in particular various outdoor events to promote the Town.

The Rotary Club
The Rotary Club engages with the local community working towards a greater understanding of local, national and international problems and engages in fundraising and the awarding of community grants.

Joyce Perks
For her many years of service representing the Royal British Legion in Princes Risborough.

2008

David Allworth
David spent many years in prominent positions within the Town. He was well respected and popular as our local bobby for many years, many look back on those days with much gratitude for his firm but fair approach to local policing. David then became a Town Councillor and later chairman, championing many local issues within Whiteleaf Cross restoration, Town Festival and introducing the Citizenship Awards.

Risborough Cares
This charity was set up in 2000, largely through the work of its late Chairman, Tom Kingham, in response to the threatened closure of the local Day Centre. If has maintained a very active role locally, encouraging many other organisation and people to help it in supporting some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Risborough and the surrounding district.

Dr Peter Appleton
For many years of service to the Community and Risborough Charities.

2007

Dr. Tony Maisey
For his service to the community as a long standing and popular GP and the Town Council wish also to recognise his work through Princes Risborough Rotary Club.

2006

Mrs Ann Phillips
She has been Guide Leader and District Commissioner for over 25 years.
Charles Cannings
He has for many years served the Royal British Legion, Royal Naval Association and Fellow Citizens in this area.
Mrs Julia Appleton
She has served the elderly and many Princes Risborough Charities.

2005

Peter Robinson
16 years part member and part president round table. Part Chairman, part president of Chamber of Trace, Founder member and park president PR Rotary. Plus many more contributions to this community.
Mrs Peggy Higgins
She has served others by way transporting them to hospital and various venues when needed for over 18 years.
Miss Betty Cutbush
She has served others by way transporting them to hospital and various venues when needed for over 18 years.

2004

Mrs Cynthia Savory
She was organiser of the original Blood Transfusion sessions, setup in 1954.

2003

No awards were given out this year.

2002

Alan Goodwright
His work with the youth of the town has resulted in the establishment of a top flight Youth Club which, guides young people into responsible adulthood.

Harry Barrett
He has exemplified the terms service to the community by his never ending work for charities and organisations based in the town, especially his work with the Royal British Legion and the Royal Naval Association, and having been instrumental in helping to set up such organisation as the Town Centre Forum and the Town Festival.

2001

Madeline Forester
She has for many years transmitted her enthusiasm for music and the arts to many groups and individuals encouraging them to attain their potential. Her tireless work with Buckinghamshire Association for the Blind is a prime example of her selfless approach and an inspiration to us all.
David Kingham
He has through his enthusiasm, ability and humour contributed greatly to the many groups and institutions , which make our town a good place to live. His recent endeavours on behalf of the Day Centre and the new charity “Risborough Cares” of which he is founder chairman of trustees and a shining example of his long history of service.

2000

Clifford James Clark
Having served 31 years in the Scouting Movement locally; the last 25 as Group Scout Leader, he has been instrumental in making Scouting available to many generations of our local people.

Albert Rutt
Having been a serving member of the St. John ambulance Brigade and Casualty Union for 38 years, holding the rank of Divisional Superintendent for 20years, he has worked tirelessly for the good of the Brigade locally, by imparting his knowledge and expertise.