As High Steward of Wallingford I am delighted to request nominations for an award that recognises the outstanding contribution made by an individual or an organisation in establishing, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of community service in Wallingford.

The individual or organisation must be able to demonstrate that they have made an outstanding contribution which benefits residents and the community of Wallingford.  They need not themselves live or be based in Wallingford, but the benefit from their work should be shown for a sustained period in the town. Nominations should describe how the nominee has addressed values such as (but not exclusively); helping the disadvantaged, promoting inclusivity and participation in community life, and supporting Wallingford as a town which encourages vibrant community activities.

Nominations should, as far as possible, be from a member of the public independent of the person/organisation being nominated, but where this is not practicable, the person making the nomination must make clear their relationship to the nominee. Self-nominations are not allowed. A nomination statement should be no longer than 500 words and may contain referees. Where referees are included, it is the responsibility of the person making the nomination to ensure that permission has been obtained from the referees for them to be contacted.

Nominations should be posted to the Town Council at 8a Castle Street, Wallingford OX10 8DL or sent by email to senioradmin@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk, In both cases they should be clearly marked ‘For the attention of the High Steward’.

This is an annual award. For the 2022 award, nominations are requested by Monday 3rd April 2023 and the winner will be notified by Tuesday 2nd May 2023.

               Ken Lester