Pride of Stevenage awards

Our awards celebrate acts of kindness and selflessness, and recognise the efforts of just some of Stevenage’s local heroes who regularly ‘go the extra mile’. Eight amazing people and organisations were honoured as the recipients of the 2017 Pride Awards at the Stevenage Community Reception, hosted by the Mayor, at the Forum Banqueting Suite in Stevenage on 14 October.

Everyone nominated is invited to a special Pride of Stevenage tea with the Mayor at Christmas.

This year’s winners, selected by a panel of judges from the many nominations made by members of the public, are:

Judges Award - Roy Nicholson

The Judges’ Special Award was presented to Roy, who has spent many years dedicating his time and energy to Scouting in Stevenage. The accolade recognises his long and successful contribution to the lives of young people in Stevenage.


Caring Award - Jane Shann

For someone who carries out acts of kindness, including charity work and fundraising, was awarded to Jane who runs the Phoenix Group for Deaf Children, an independent charity that aims to empower young people who have a hearing impairment.

Dedication Award - Bill Pilgrim

This award recognising long service and longstanding dedication to voluntary or community work in Stevenage, went to Bill, who has spent the past 40 years raising money for charity and good causes.

Enterprise Award - Hart Learning and Development's traineeships

Sponsored by Herts Chamber of Commerce, for a business, individual or organisation that makes a real contribution to life in Stevenage was awarded to Hart Learning and Development’s traineeships, whose short programmes are designed to help young people prepare for and find work.


Green Award - Stevenage Gardens and Allotments Association

This award, for those who help keep Stevenage clean and green was presented to Stevenage Gardens and Allotments Association. The committee dedicate many hours, week in week out, throughout the year to ensure that allotments remain useful, tidy spaces for the whole community to enjoy.


Sporting Award - Stevenage Health Walks

This award for achievements in sport in Stevenage, went to Stevenage Health Walks, a range of organised walks in the local area that help local people get more active and enjoy the outdoors. Walks are free, very sociable and anyone can join.


Team Award - Park Run volunteers

Sponsored by North Herts College, this group of people work together to improve their local area, enhance people’s lives or provide support and opportunities to community members. Volunteers help set up and marshal the runs, organise the finish funnel, and scan runners' barcodes to record their finish times. Park Run would not happen without them.


Young Star Award - Stevenage Army Cadets

Sponsored by Lawrence Dean Recruitment, for a group that has made significant achievements at school, college or in their local community, Stevenage Army Cadets, are a group of enthusiastic young people who come together to take part in challenging military, adventurous and community activities.


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Corporate Communications
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242168