Princes Risborough Town Council

recipients of the citizen award

2017 Mrs Jan Salmon In recognition of many years’ service to the RBL Women's Section and voluntary seamstress making countless costumes for public and charity events over the years. Also for being among those who regularly keep the war memorial cleaned and maintained voluntarily.
Risborough Community Bus The operation of this bus has changed the lives of a large number of predominantly elderly people in the town who find it difficult to access the town amenities from the outlying estates due to a lack of transportation. The success of the project is entirely due to the staff who operate this invaluable service and who give of their time so willingly both to operate the bus and raise funds towards its continuation. Without these willing volunteers the service would not be able to operate at the frequency which it does and it is to these volunteers that we commend this award.
2016 Jim Stevens In that he was invaluable as the Roll B Agent in petitioning the Government over HS2 construction traffic through the Town.  His expert advice and input on the Town Plan Steering Group proved essential, as does his work as a volunteer driver on the Community Bus.
Dr. Sandy Macfarlane For many years of service to the Town. As a long serving and respected local GP, a past Chairman of the Heritage Society and has been heavily involved with local charities, amongst many other contributions to the community.
Risborough Good Neighbour’s Scheme For many years of voluntary service to the community by providing transport for the many elderly, disabled or sick people in the Princes Risborough area, who are unable to use public transport to attend medical appointments at local surgeries, clinics, dentists and hospitals.
2015 Tom Winkworth He has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts in support of numerous local charities and organisation, include; The Prince Centre, Rotary Club of Princes Risborough, Bucks Young Carers and the Risborough Youth Club
Chris Dennis he has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts over a period of many years
2014 Dennis Green His outstanding commitment to the Town during his 32 years as a local councillor, during which he was instrumental in reviving the Charter Market, establishing Risborough Springs and, most recently, initiating the new air crew memorials outside the library. He also served the community as a special constable for 14 years and in the Fire Authority for 12 years.
2013 Tony Davies his outstanding commitment to the community over many years as Chairman of the Risborough Area Residents’ Association, culminating in his re-establishment of the Kop Hill Climb
Chris Hobbs he has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts in support of numerous local events, an inspiration of exemplary young citizenship
Connell Henry he has shown outstanding commitment to the community by his selfless voluntary efforts in support of numerous local events, an inspiration of exemplary young citizenship
2012 Rita Woodward her outstanding commitment to running her own dance evenings and organising event in the Community Centre.
The ever grew in popularity to the extent that she donated over £12,000 to various charities
Malcolm Maultby his outstanding commitment to the community over many years culmination in the wonderful achievement of attaining the well subscribed and popular community bus in which he was a key figure from the outset
2011 No awards were given out this year
2010 Mrs Maggie Wooster Keyte her outstanding work within the community with such local charities as Risborough Cares and for the dedication and determination to find a suitable site for our much needed new memorial Garden and pursuing through to its
Barry Clark he has exemplified the term “service to the community” for his many years of work for local and national charities, especially for local and national charities, especially Macmillan Nurses and the British Heart Foundation and for yeas of dedication to the local Scouts and as District Commissioner for the West Chiltern Scout District
2009 Mrs Cherry Baker she was a founder of the Community Association, also for her services as secretary to Berryfield School, many fundraising events for the Community Centre and her work on the Princes Risborough Charities
Francis Gomme for his services on the Community Centre Trustees, many years as Chairman. Also his commitment to numerous local organisations relating to the benefit of the resident of
Princes Risborough, in particular various outdoor events to promote the Town
The Rotary Club the Rotary Club engages with the local community working towards a greater understanding of local, national and
international problems and engages in fundraising and the awarding of community grants.
Joyce Perks for her many years of service representing the Royal British Legion in Princes Risborough
2008 David Allworth David spent many years in prominent positions within the Town. He was well respected and popular as our local bobby for many years, many look back on those days with much gratitude for his firm but fair approach to local
policing. David then became a Town Councillor and later chairman, championing many local issues within Whiteleaf Cross restoration, Town Festival and introducing the Citizenship Awards.
Risborough Cares This charity was set up in 2000, largely through the work of its late Chairman, Tom Kingham, in response to the threatened closure of the local Day Centre. If has
maintained a very active role locally, encouraging many other organisation and people to help it in supporting some
of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Risborough and the surrounding district.
Dr Peter Appleton for many years of service to the Community and Risborough Charities
2007 Dr. Tony Maisey for his service to the community as a long standing and popular GP and the Town Council wish also to recognise his work through Princes Risborough Rotary Club.
2006 Mrs Ann Phillips She has been Guide Leader and District Commissioner for over 25 years
Charles Cannings he has for many years served the Royal British Legion, Royal Naval Association and Fellow Citizens in this area
Mrs Julia Appleton She has served the elderly and many Princes Risborough Charities
2005 Peter Robinson 16 years part member and part president round table. Part Chairman, part president of Chamber of Trace, Founder member and park president PR Rotary. Plus many more contributions to this community.
Mrs Peggy Higgins she has served others by way transporting them to hospital and various venues when needed for over 18 years
Miss Betty Cutbush she has served others by way transporting them to hospital and various venues when needed for over 18 years
2004 Mrs Cynthia Savory She was organiser of the original Blood Transfusion sessions, setup in 1954
2003 No awards were given out this year
2002 Alan Goodwright his work with the youth of the town has resulted in the establishment of a top flight Youth Club which, guides young people into responsible adulthood
Harry Barrett he has exemplified the terms service to the community by his never ending work for charities and organisations based in the town, especially his work with the Royal British Legion and the Royal Naval Association, and having been instrumental in helping to set up such organisation as the Town Centre Forum and the Town Festival
2001 Madeline Forester she has for many years transmitted her enthusiasm for music and the arts to many groups and individuals encouraging them to attain their potential. Her tireless work with Buckinghamshire Association for the Blind is a
prime example of her selfless approach and an inspiration to us all.
David Kingham he has through his enthusiasm, ability and humour contributed greatly to the many groups and institutions , which make our town a good place to live. His recent endeavours on behalf of the Day Centre and the new charity
“Risborough Cares” of which he is founder chairman of trustees and a shining example of his long history of service
2000 Clifford James Clark having served 31 years in the Scouting Movement locally; the last 25 as Group Scout Leader, he has been instrumental in making Scouting available to many generations of our
local people.
Albert Rutt having been a serving member of the St. John ambulance Brigade and Casualty Union for 38 years, holding the rank of Divisional Superintendent for 20years, he has worked
tirelessly for the good of the Brigade locally, by imparting his knowledge and expertise.
1999 Anne Vickary she devotes so much of her time for the benefit and wellbeing of others, through her very active involvement in the Christian Aid movements, the Tiddlewinks Mothers and
Babies Club, the Sunday crèche which allows parent to attend worship, and her work as a prison visitor
Ronald Ashford he transports neighbours to hospitals as far afield as Oxford for treatment or as visitors and regularly does the shopping for the less mobile without expectation of reward or
1998 William Marsh as areas representative of the Chiltern Society, he has taken particular interest in the network of footpaths. Since 1990 and the advent of the Parish Paths Partnership he has
on behalf of the Town Council, regularly walked the paths, reported defects and ensured that remedial work are properly conducted
Christina Brown since moving to the town in 1974, she has devoted much of her life serving the young people of the town through the scouting movement. She is a Beaver Scout Leader and has served as Assistant District Commissioner Beaver Scouts since 1986
1997 Michael George through his inspirational guidance and endeavour, Neighbourhood Watches’ now cover some 42% of the roads in the town, assisting the civil authority in the reduction of
crime and the prevention of offences to the good of all.
Derrick Wallace since becoming founder secretary of Risborough Rangers FC in 1971 he has assisted in its development, providing organised football facilities for 14 teams of young people in a coaching, managerial and secretarial capacity


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