Community Volunteer Award Scheme 2023

At the town’s Civic Service held at All Saints Church on 26 February 2023, Town Mayor Councillor Farzana Kharawala presented the 2023 Community Volunteer Awards to two very deserving recipients: Ian Summerfield and Anne Guess.

Both award recipients were nominated by a fellow resident for having undertaken more than five years of voluntary service to the benefit of the town.

Anne Guess has been the Treasurer and a Committee member for Leighton-Linslade Carnival for a number of years, as well as being Treasurer and Committee member for a number of other groups in the community including Scouts, Friends of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park and the Leighton Linslade Music Centre.  Anne has also been a town and district Councillor, a Governor at a local Lower School, a leading member of the Town Twinning Forum and has been involved in the Walking for Health initiative.

Ian Summerfield is another resident with a long history of volunteering to benefit others, with roles in Scouting, the Leighton Buzzard Rugby Football Club, the Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) Society, the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade and as a Governor at Oak Bank Academy. He also spent time as a Trustee of the Chiltern MS Centre in Wendover, which serves the Leighton-Linslade community and which has developed into a cutting edge facility.

You can view a recording of the Civic Service on the All Saints YouTube Channel.

The Council will be welcoming nominations for the 2024 awards between June – Octobe