The Ceremonial Mayor's Citizen Award

Do you know any unsung heroes whose praises you'd like to sing? Do you know any groups within your community who contribute to the city but don't get the recognition they deserve?

People of any age can now be nominated, as long as they've made an outstanding contribution to the city of Salford. The contribution could be through services to the arts, industry, commerce, the community, entertainment, sport, education or to the welfare of others, either nationally, regionally or at city level.

Get nominating people now, so they can follow in the footsteps of one of Salford's famous sons, Russell Watson, a previous Citizen Award winner.

What are the award categories?

The awards are split into three categories:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community groups

Awards are chosen from the three categories several times a year.

How do I nominate?

It is easy, simply choose one of these methods:

Or, download and print the nomination form at the bottom of this page and post it to:

The Ceremonial Mayor's Office
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5DA

How do the awards work?

You can nominate people or groups for one of the awards. The Ceremonial Mayor will read through all of the nominations several times a year prior to a Council Agenda Group meeting; and with their help will pick a winner. The winner will be contacted directly by the Ceremonial Mayor's office and invited in for afternoon tea with the Ceremonial Mayor and Consort where they will be able to pick up their award and certificate.

Examples of achievements to nominate:

  • Children who have done particularly well in relation to their abilities
  • A school pupil who has achieved a major improvement in their work, attendance, behaviour, etc
  • A social worker who has gone beyond the call of duty to help someone
  • Someone who plays an important role in their community
  • A teacher who has inspired their pupils to achieve a great success
  • An athlete, swimmer, footballer, etc, who has achieved great things
  • A team of people who have achieved something for their community

Now what are you waiting for, get nominating!

Recent winners

  • Jemma Watson (Adults) - In recognition of her continued hard work and self-development, as well as the extraordinary level of support offered to both colleagues and service users
  • Nicola Fleury (Adults)- In recognition of her charitable and community work done throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns
  • Serena Rice (Adults) - In recognition of her hard work at the Healthy Hearts Group Irlam, especially all the extra support given to members during the COVID-19 lockdown periods
  • Jackie McDermott (Adults) - In recognition of her truly inspirational fund raising and commitment to helping others
  • Lesley Fisher (Adults) – In recognition of her continued hard work and dedication to helping combat loneliness and isolation within the community, by creating and running Dancing with Dementia
  • Susan Bromley (Adults) - In recognition of her dedicated and hard work, supporting and fundraising for the Salford Children’s Holiday Camp Charity for over 30 years
  • Vera Green (Adults) - In recognition of her inspirational actions and charitable contribution to the Salford Survivors Project

Previous winners

  • Kieran Cedric Leano (Child) 
  • Sarah Aldcroft (Adults) 
  • Gail Smith (Adults) 
  • Paul Moran – Salford Carers (Adults) 
  • Casey Jones (Child) 
  • Sheila Payant (Adults) 
  • Eccles Community Fire Cadets (Community Group) 
  • START (Community Group)
  • Graham Worrall (Adults)
  • Joan Seed (Adults)
  • Antony Pavitt and Steven Thomas (Adults)
  • Abigail Hodson (Child)
  • Ben Robinson (Adults) 
  • Linda Carr (Adults) 
  • Dementia Champions Group (Community)
  • Barbara Lyon (Adults)
  • Valerie Davies (Adults)
  • Ethan Davies (Adults)
  • Salford Talking News (Community Group)

If you have any questions or queries to do with the Mayor's Citizen Award, please call the Ceremonial Mayor's office on 0161 793 3618 or email mayoralty@salford.gov.uk.

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This page was last updated on 24 March 2022

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