The Heart of Horsforth Award Scheme

Horsforth Town Council knows that it is important to recognise the hard work and successes of local people making a difference for Horsforth.

Each year we have acknowledged and highlighted these achievements through the Good Citizen and Young Achiever Awards.

Horsforth Town Council has reviewed the awards scheme and is launching a new scheme called "The Heart of Horsforth Award Scheme" to recognise and celebrate individuals and community groups who have made their mark on Horsforth. This could be someone who has worked selflessly for others in our community or someone who has brought credit to our town. 

We welcome applications to recognise those who have gone above and beyond by noon on 5th September 2024. The winners will be selected by the Community and Environment Committee and the awards will be presented at the Christmas Light Switch on event being held on Saturday 7th December 2024.

The Council would like to recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups who would otherwise go unnoticed for their efforts in making Horsforth a great place to live. There are five distinct awards: 

Volunteering award - For individuals or groups under the age of 21 who have made a difference to their community through their volunteering.

Volunteering award - For individuals or groups aged 21 and over who have made a difference to their community through volunteering.

Business Award – for a business which has supported or worked with the community

Community Award – for a voluntary organisation delivering a service to the community

Environmental Award - An individual or group who has led, delivered or supported work aimed at making Horsforth greener, cleaner or safer.

The Heart of Horsforth Award Scheme

Our 2023 winners

Good Citizen Awards went to Paul Beal for his work in recruiting defibrillator guardians to monitor CPADs, and Barbara Buckley for helping to improve the lives of many elderly and lonely people in Horsforth through the Monday Lunch Club amongst other initiatives.

Good Citizen Groups Awards were presented to Horsforth Sports Club Association Committee for the community work they do in Horsforth, and Horsforth in Bloom in recognition of the community work you do in Horsforth.

Finally, Finlay and Fergus Smith were both awarded the 2023 Young Achiever Award for their achievements representing the Junior GB squad at the IFMA World Muay Thai Championships.