The hunt is on for community champs

Do you know someone whose positive impact has uplifted the community? Has a local charity or organisation played a pivotal role in shaping your life?

The Freda Roberts Community Award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate individuals, groups, and organisations within the parish of Aylesbury who have made a significant positive impact on the town.

Named in honour of the late Freda Roberts MBE – a dedicated local town, district, and county councillor – the award pays tribute to those who have positively influenced the lives of Aylesbury’s residents.

Freda (pictured), a strong advocate for local democracy and community work, dedicated more than 50 years to supporting the town and its people, actively championing numerous local charities and individuals.

Nominees for the award may have contributed to enhancing community wellbeing, promoted diversity, addressed equality issues, fought against discrimination, participated in innovative community projects or challenges, inspired residents, and acted as community champions, or gone above and beyond for local people.

The award ceremony will take place at the Aylesbury Town Council’s annual mayor-making ceremony on Friday 17 May.

Previous winners include Richard Walker, for his voluntary work as Head Womble for the community litter-picking group Aylesbury Wombles and Annette “Silver Owl” Jones for her dedication to Girlguiding in Bucks since 1988.

Picture by Derek Pelling Photography


For a paper copy of the application form, call 01296 245678 or email

Applications must be submitted via email, the online form, or post to Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP, by 12noon on Friday 22 March.