Welwyn Hatfield Civic Awards 2020

This is the fourteenth year that Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, this year in partnership with the Mears Group, has hosted its Civic Awards. We are also very pleased to have a Young Person Award sponsored by the University of Hertfordshire for anyone under the age of 21.

Welwyn Hatfield civic awards 2020

Councillor Roger Trigg, Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Council said:

The response to this year's award scheme has once again been positive and the community judging panel had a real challenge when it met to decide the winners. The range of achievements and work that takes place in the borough is truly astonishing.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to make a nomination. For all those who weren't selected for a prize, may I extend my genuine thanks for your contribution to life in our borough. My sincerest thanks also go to the sponsors of the awards, Mears and the University of Hertfordshire whose support for the Civic Awards is invaluable.


The Judges

Councillor Roger Trigg - Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield (Chairman)

Damon Ellis - Mears Group General Manager

Geraldine Ward - University of Hertfordshire Dean of Students

Father Norbert Fernandes - Parish Priest of WGC Catholic Churches, Chair of Christian Leaders' Group, Catholic Dean of Stevenage

Christine Novelli - Welwyn Hatfield Alliance, Welwyn Hatfield Inter Faith Group

Marina Krisko - Welwyn Garden City Rotary Club Representative


Award winners

Janet Lewis - for her work during her long term commitment to Welwyn Garden City Society of St Vincent De Paul supporting the vulnerable and those in need

Daisy Cooper - the Young Person Award, sponsored by the University of Hertfordshire, for her contribution to Scouts and Beavers.

Mrs Carol Hopkins & Mr Lloyd Harrison - the Community Award in recognition of their work in organising community litter picks

Fiona Montgomery and Ciara Brown - each presented with the Civic Award for their work whilst students at the University Hertfordshire