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
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

Joan Seed (Adults): In recognition of her long-standing, hard work and dedication to Churches Together in Eccles as well as the local community and other great causes.

Antony Pavitt and Steven Thomas (Adults): In recognition of their bravery and commendable and heroic action. 

Abigail Hodson (Child): In recognition of her bravery and resilience. Throughout a trying time she has shown herself to be truly amazing, brave, kind, thoughtful, positive, caring, funny, interesting, intelligent...

Ben Robinson (Adults): In recognition of his dedication and hard work to keeping the local children’s football team running. In gaining the relevant qualifications to become the team manager and enabling the team to stay together.

Linda Carr (Adults): In recognition of her long standing and continuous hard work within the local community and Salford as a whole.

Kieran Cedric Leano (Child): In recognition of his good example of hard work, determination and perseverance and by inspiring young and adult karate athletes from a diverse group.

Sarah Aldcroft (Adults): In recognition of her raising funds and giving children who she treated like her own, the ability to believe in themselves and grow as dancers without putting pressure on families.

Gail Smith (Adults): Recognising the huge commitment that Gail has made to the city of Salford and for her contribution, not only to the school community but also to the wider community of Salford.

Paul Moran – Salford Carers (Adults): For going the extra mile supporting families in need, providing the best type of advice and services to enable those people to be the best they can be. Improving the outcomes of children, young people and families and shaping and changing the views of people who do not understand what life can be like as a carer.

Casey Jones (Child): In recognition of her persistence, incredible resilience and determination to achieve her goal of passing her GCSEs

Sheila Payant (Adults): In recognition of the hard work, charity fundraising and time that Sheila has given, and still gives to the people of Salford after more than 74 years as a dance teacher.

Eccles Community Fire Cadets (Community Group): For their outstanding contribution to the community of Salford and Manchester in 2017 and the charities they worked with over the past 12 months. The cadets have gone above and beyond their voluntary duties proving fantastic ambassadors for GMFRS and young people today.

START (Community Group): In respect of their unwavering commitment and dedication in promoting emotional wellbeing and recovery through the arts to the most underrepresented people of Salford.

Previous winners

  • Graham Worrall (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

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This page was last updated on 16 January 2020

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