The Stead Community Award

The Council awards the Stead Community Award on an annual basis.

The award

Photo by Mike Cutler

The Award

The Stead Community Award  was set up by the sons of Albert and Hilda Stead some years ago after the death of their mother, Hilda.  The family had lived in Cherry Willingham for 55 years and their sons wanted their name to continue in the village.  Both Bert & Hilda had been very involved with village activities and Bert had been a Parish Councillor for a long time and also served as Chairman for two terms.  

The criteria needed before consideration is given to nominees 

  1.  They have to live in the village
  2.  They have to contribute towards t
he community.

It is
up to residents to nominate people and then nominations are discussed in camera by the Council and a vote taken. We usually ask for nominations in the January CW News.

  • This year the presentation was made to: Mark Shepherd for his voluntary work for the Cricket Club.

The recipient gets a trophy and framed certificate, the trophy has to be returned at the end of the year, but the recipients name is displayed on the board in the Millennium Hall for posterity.

The first person to win the trophey was Margaret Coates for all her work  with the Luncheon Club/Forgetmenot Club/PCC etc. Other winner are Eric Brocklesby who has been involved with the football club in the village since he was 12, Sam Pearson who had raised over £20,000 for charities with the quizzes he runs in the village, Rachel Booth for her work with the Cherry Players, Roy Bowser, Peggy Drakes Betty Colman, Val Wright and Martin Brammer for contribution to village life. 

Mark Shepherd and Nigel Hooper were the recipients in 2016 and 2017 respectively.