Suffolk Community Awards

Suffolk Community Awards Winners 2019

Winners and their guests gathered at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket on Tuesday 24th September at the presentation evening of the new Suffolk Community Awards.

The event recognised the outstanding contributions from 14 individuals and organisations representing young people, community buildings, and volunteers as well as initiatives that have contributed to creating the most active communities and village and town of the year. It also included a brand new award ‘Suffolk Good Neighbour Award” sponsored by Suffolk Community Foundation.

“The new collaborative awards had a record number of entries and it was a difficult task this year for the panels to select the final winners. We were overwhelmed by the breadth of activity that people are undertaking for the benefit of others and their local communities. Suffolk should be very proud”
Christine Abraham
Chief Executive Officer of Community Action Suffolk

“Local town and parish councils are enablers and increasingly making a significant contribution to where we choose to live and it is important to have these awards so we can shine a light on the work they do.”
Sally Longmate
Chief Executive Officer of the Suffolk Association of Local Councils

“The contribution that local communities make to helping people be, and stay, active is truly remarkable. Throughout Suffolk there are a huge array of classes, clubs and events taking place every week that encourage people to get moving. Collectively they have an immense impact on the social, emotional and physical health of the county and for that I salute them. They are a fundamental part of our ambitions to, ultimately, become the most active county in England.”
Cllr James Reeder
Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for Public Health and Prevention

“I have always said we don’t shout loud enough when it comes to all the hard work individuals and groups put into making Suffolk a great place to live. I was proud to be involved in presenting these awards to these unsung heroes and it was a great idea to bring them together into one event.”
Compere Mark Murphy
BBC Radio Suffolk

The Winners


CAS Community Awards

Colonel Probert Award
Hour Community

Ian Campbell MBE Award
Bryan Hall

Village Hall & Community Building Award
Shotley Village Hall

SALC Town and Village of the
Year Awards

Small Village of the Year

Large Village of the Year

Town of the Year

CAS Children and Young People Awards

Andrew Towers Award
Issac Holmes

Roddy Macleod Award
Lowestoft Boxing Academy

Anne Dunford OBE Award
Proud Period

Suffolk’s Most Active Community Awards

Most Active Village of the Year
Kirton and Falkenham

Most Active Town of the Year
Bury St. Edmunds

CAS Volunteering Awards

Event Organiser of the Year
Joe Mason

Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering Award
Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne

Suffolk Good Neighbour Award
Cherie Parnell