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The Emma Beeney Award

For outstanding service to the Parish of Etchingham

[About the Award] [Who is eligible] [Award Frequency] [How to nominate]


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The recipient of the award in 2021 has been chosen by Parish Council, future recipients will be selected from nominations received during the year from village residents.

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About the award;

An  award given to an Etchingham resident, or group of residents, for outstanding service to the Parish of Etchingham during the previous year. Awarded to the person, or group, selected by the judging panel from all the nominations received during the calendar year. Recipients will hold the award for one year.

Who is eligible;

Any person who is resident in, or has an active role in the Parish of Etchingham.

A village based group that has the majority of members who are residents of Etchingham.

There is no restriction on who can be nominated for the award, every Etchingham resident or Etchingham based group is eligible to be nominated.

The same person or group can receive the award more than once, but not in consecutive years, it must be for a completely different activity.

Parish Councillors can nominate residents for the award , they are also eligible to be nominated, if a Parish Councillor has nominated a resident or has themselves been nominated they cannot participate in the decision making meeting.

Frequency of the award;

To be awarded annually, assuming there are nominations during the calendar year, if there are not any nominations during the year the recipient will hold the award for a further year.

Awarded at the Annual Parish Meeting which is usually held in April.

Who selects the winner of the award;

The selection of the winner will be made by a meeting of all available Parish Councillors who will consider the merits of all of the nominations.

Any Parish Councillor who has nominated a resident, or has been nominated, will not take part in the decision making.

The decision of the award panel will be final and binding.

When will the presentation be made;

The presentation will be made at the Annual Parish Meeting in April.

How to nominate;

Nominations can be made by any resident of Etchingham, or a person whose business or workplace is wholly, or mainly in Etchingham..

Nominations can be made at any time during the calendar year up until December 31st, those nominations will be considered by the judging panel at the start of the following year with a decision in time for the award to be made at the Annual Parish Meeting.

Nominations can be made at any time during the calendar year, up to and including 31st December, for the award to be made the following April, nominations received after 31st December will be considered the following year.

Nominations can be made  using  a paper form which can be obtained from the Parish Clerk, or the form can be downloaded and printed from the link below.

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[About the Award] [Who is eligible] [Award Frequency] [How to nominate]