Glastonbury Town Council introduced a Citizen of the Year award a few years ago, recognising the work of an individual whom councillors consider have worked over and beyond for the benefit of the town. Nominations are now invited for the 2021 award which should be made in writing to the Town Clerk, Gerard Tucker informing the name of the person you wish to nominate and the reason you consider this person to be recognised as Glastonbury’s Citizen of the Year. Nominations should be sent to email@example.com or sent to the Town Hall, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EL by 5.00pm on Wednesday 31st March 2021.
The inaugural winner of this award was Paul Manning, who spent a tremendous amount of time and commitment in challenging the loss of the four High Street banks over the winter of 2015/16. He also revitalised the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and has this year stood down from being Chairman after 3 years in the position. Other winners include Katherine Clarke, who dedicates so much time in support of youth clubs and youth services. The Friday night Youth Club at the Red Brick Building is over subscribed and has proved enormously popular with young people, an example of Katherines ingenuity and resolve to provide youth support in Glastonbury. Gerald Morgan and Mark Penton won the award in 2019 for their enormous contribution to Glastonbury in Bloom, resulting in a Gold award for two consecutive years. Last years winner was Sara Clay who has recently retired from being the key coordinator of the Glastonbury Ops Shop where people looking for support, guidance, employment or simply an answer to a question are supported.