Community Service Awards

The Community Service Awards are an annual event hosted by the Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council, celebrating the exceptional work of community spirited individuals within our communities who give their time for the benefit of others.

The Award recognises volunteers whose work helps to support valuable organisations and groups across the District, improving the quality of community life. Nominees are selected by Councillors from Mid Sussex District Council and local Town and Parish Councillors, and recipients are invited to an Afternoon Tea to celebrate the energy, time and skills they have selflessly given.

Community Service Awards 2017

nomerous people at the community service awards

The 2017 Chairman’s Community Service Awards were held on Sunday 17th September at the South of England Showground. Nominated by District Councillors and Town and Parish Councils, the event saw 34 residents from across Mid Sussex recognised for the time, skills and energy that they have dedicated to the community to help others.

The awards were presented by Councillor Bruce Forbes, Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council and the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Lady Emma Barnard. A full list of nominees and their citations can be viewed in the event programme.

Do you know of a community champion who deserves an award?  If you would like to put forward a suitable candidate for the 2018 Awards, please contact your local Councillor with suggestions. 

Further details of the 2018 event will be published in due course

Community Service Awards 2016

image showing a scene from the chairman's garden party

The Council welcomed 54 community champions and their friends and family to The Ravenswood, Sharpthorne to issue them with Community Service Awards on Sunday 25 September.

Awards were presented by Councillor Peter Reed, Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council and Mark Spofforth OBE, the High Sherriff of West Sussex, the awards acknowledge the dedication to helping their community that has been shown by the winners.

A full list of nominees can be viewed in the event programme.