Citizen Awards

Nominations for the Honoured Citizen and Junior Good Citizen

Awards 2021 open in January 2021

The Honoured Citizen and Junior Good Citizen Awards have been running for many years in Diss. The awards are given to nominated individuals who go above and beyond to help in the community.

The two award categories are:

  • Junior Good Citizen– for any young person of school age who attends school in Diss

  • Honoured Citizen– for anyone else

Nominees can include people who run a club, raise funds for charities or who are always there to help neighbours or vulnerable people in the community. Nominations must include two proposers, who are residents of Diss (for Honoured Citizen, this cannot be a relative).

Awards are presented at the Annual Town Meeting.

The Honoured Citizen of Diss 2020 was awarded to Andrew Rackham (pictured upper right) and the Junior Good Citizen of Diss 2020 was awarded to Callum Doe (pictured bottom right).

Recipients names will be inscribed on the Roll of Honour Board in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.

View the rules for nominating an Honoured Citizen.

View the rules for nominating a Junior Good Citizen.

We've been recognising our community heroes since 1994...

Junior Good Citizens

Laura Turner (2002), Jonathan Chambers & Claire Rogers (2007), Alice Baillie (2008), Jordan Longshaw, Robin Lemon, Archie Hewitt, Alfie Hewitt (2009), Ryan Howell (2011), Aston Taylor (2012), Shelby Baker (2013), Thomas Kembery (2014), Ellen Nicholas (2015), Owen Leeder (2016), no nominations received in 2017, Rheuben Botwright & Kieran Murphy (2018), Zinhle Moyo (2019).

Honorary Aldermen

Cyril Grace (2005), Glyn Walden (2012)

Freedom of the Town

The Royal Anglian Regiment (2012)

Honorary Freeman of the Town of Diss

Sgt Duncan Slater (2018)

Honoured Citizens

Charles Gardener (1994), Henry Judd (1995), Arthur Wood JP (1996), David Bell & Reginald Wright (1998), Gladys Hancock (1999), Jack Lee (2000), Denis Clarke (2001), The Revd. Ben Sasada (2002), Geoffrey Tebble (2004), Francis Bradley (2005), Michael Booty (2006), Clifford Bird & Stuart Ballantyne (2007), Sue Brazier (2008), Basil Abbott (2009), Anne Dutton (2010), Doreen Collins (2011), Alan Rowe (2012), William (aka Billy) Turner (2013), no nominations received in 2014, Suzanne Kayne (2015), Pete Gillings (2016), Harold Rackham & Elizabeth Dewhurst (2017), Jamie Scales & Jack Bell (2018), Jim Bidwell (2019).

DISS TOWN COUNCIL

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Diss, IP22 4JZ

Visit the office from 9.30am-1.30pm Mon-Fri

CONTACT US

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towncouncil@diss.gov.uk

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