Citizenship Award

2021 Citizenship Award Nominations Now Open

Todmorden Town Council is delighted to invite nominations for the Citizenship Award for Todmorden 2021.  There will be only one award given this year.

Nominations for the award are welcomed from Councillors and members of the public in Todmorden.  The individual or organisation which receives the award will be chosen because they have given exceptional service to the Township and show true community spirit including but not restricted to the past 15-month period of unprecedented challenge faced by all Todmorden residents.

The Town Council will decide upon the winning nomination and the award will be presented by the Mayor, Cllr Pat Taylor, on Mayor’s Day which this year will be held on Saturday 16th October 2021.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 17th September 2021.

If you know of a worthy recipient, please download the  nomination form below and return it to us by post or email

Before completing and returning the nomination form please read the covering letter which contains important information.

2021 Covering Letter

2021 Nomination Form (WORD editable)

2021-Nomination-Form (PDF editable)


2020 Citizenship Awards

The Todmorden Town Council Citizenship Award is  granted to individuals or organisations who have given exceptional service to the township of Todmorden and who have shown true community spirit. This could be working with young people or the elderly, helping those in need, caring for our environment or it could be that they have given time over a number of years to a worthwhile cause.

Each year Citizenship Award nominations are invited from the public and the winning nominations are selected by the Council’s Resources Committee.   In 2020 we received four nominations for the Townley and Mattock Family, Healthy Minds Todmorden, Daniel Bath and Stephen Crowther.  The decision was taken to grant a Citizenship Award to all four of the nominees for the outstanding services each has provided to Todmorden.

Under normal circumstances the Citizenship Awards are presented to winners in May as part of the Town Council’s annual Mayor Making Day celebration.  Held at Todmorden Town Hall this is the day when we officially appoint the Mayor for the coming civic year and say thank you to the outgoing Mayor for their service.

Mayor Making Day is one of the most important days in Todmorden’s civic calendar and the Council believes that the winners of our Citizenship Awards should also be honoured on this day, however in 2020, due to the pandemic, this was not possible and instead the award ceremony was held on Zoom ahead of the final Full Council meeting of 2020.   In the presence of their supporters and the full Council, the winners were presented with their certificates by the Town Mayor, Cllr Ruth Coleman-Taylor.

A recording of each presentation can be viewed below.  PDF files containing the Mayor’s address to each winner can also be viewed using the links below.

The Townley & Mattock Family

Mayor’s Address to the Townley and Mattock Family

Healthy Minds Todmorden

Mayor’s Address to Healthy Minds

Daniel Bath

 Mayor’s Address to Daniel Bath

Stephen Crowther

Mayor’s Address to Stephen Crowther

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