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 Mayoress 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

Phyllis Bacon (Adults): Phyllis has worked tirelessly at fund raising for her local community, for over the past 25 years. Without fail every Wednesday she runs a knick knack stall at her local parish church of St Thomas, Pendleton. Over the years, Phyllis has raised thousands of pounds which has benefitted the church and local people.

Swinton FC (Community Group): Swinton FC is a local club who carry out exceptional work within the community, especially the nurturing of young footballing talent within the area, providing a secure and fun environment for children to learn and develop and not forgetting the Charter Standard Community Club status that the club was also recently awarded. Players from the club have been invited to act as ball boys at several of the Northern Premier League First Division North matches where their organisation, conduct and sense of teamwork is recognised. Representatives and players of Swinton FC are notable for their commitment and selfless enthusiasm. They are a credit to themselves, the game of football and to the city as a whole.

Patricia Culpan (Adults): Pat has been based at Cleggs Lane Church in her role as community worker over the past five years and is employed by the Farnworth and Worsley Methodist Circuit of ten local churches. Officially, this is a part-time position of just 18 hours a week. In order to establish the gardening group, the allotments project, the cafe and the food bank, Pat has readily given her own personal time way beyond her paid 18 hours. Her commitment and impact on the local community has been considerable. This award would help to acknowledge the tireless enthusiasm of a very dedicated individual.

Previous winners

  • Dorothy Parr (Adults)
  • Seedley and Langworthy in Bloom Group (Community)
  • Robert Docherty (Adults)
  • Kelise Thomas (Children)
  • Irfan Syed (Adult)
  • Eileen Johonson (Adults)

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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