Provost's Civic Awards 2017
Arts and Culture Champion sponsored by Caledonia Housing Association
The nominee can work in the arts in a voluntary or professional capacity. Typically they would have undertaken imaginative work in any one of the arts, such as drama, dance, music literature, the visual arts and crafts including photography and/or demonstrated good practice in the organisation of arts projects and events.
Winner: Patrick Muir
Talented Council tree surgeon Patrick Muir who has transformed tree stumps in Balloch and Levengrove parks into magical works of art in his spare time to bring joy to residents and visitors of all ages.
Sports Champion sponsored by Commands
The nominee could have achieved recognition for their performances at local, national or international sport or contributed to local sports development or coaching.
Winner: Duncan Hewitson, Club Sport West Dunbartonshire
Chair of the Club, Duncan has held this position for seven years and has dedicated himself to improving the organisation to provide better support to local clubs, coaches, volunteers and officials across West Dunbartonshire.
Community/Voluntary Champion (Individual) sponsored by CCG
Nominations are sought from individuals based in West Dunbartonshire who have made a positive contribution to the local community. Examples could be new or additional activities that have led to an improved quality of life for the people of this area.
Winner: Police Scotland Youth Volunteers
Police Scotland Youth Volunteers work in the community providing peer education, becoming dementia friends and promoting the ‘no knives better lives’ strategy.
Community/Voluntary Champions (Group) sponsored by Morgan Sindall
Similar to the individual requirement, nominations are sought from or community and voluntary groups that are run in the local area with the aim of improving lives for the residents of West Dunbartonshire.
Winner: Tracy Brittan
Tracy has raised thousands of pounds for CHAS and its Balloch hospice Robin House, volunteering tirelessly and taking part in a myriad of fundraising events in the community and beyond.
Youth Champion sponsored by West College Scotland
Nominations are sought for young individuals who have excelled in any field or have made a significant contribution to their local community. The nominee must live in West Dunbartonshire and be under the age of 18 at the time of nomination.
Winner: Kayla McCulloch
Kayla, who has a debilitating condition which causes her immune system to attack her liver, has been fundraising for other children with liver disease and has raised over £2,000.
Citizen of the Year sponsored by The Wheatley Group
The Citizen of the Year will be selected by the Selection Panel from one the successful nominees of the above categories.
Winner: Tracy Brittan
Provost’s Special Recognition Award
Winner: Duntocher Village Hall Management Board
Hailed as a great example of community empowerment. The group’s efforts have seen the hall transformed to become an integral part of the community, used for playgroups, exercise classes, ballroom dancing, fitness activities, local fundraising events, parties and local celebrations.
Provost Civic Awards 2016
The 2016 Provost’s Civic Awards took place at Clydebank Town Hall on Friday 22 April and saw commendations and winners revealed from across the area recognising their efforts in community work, sport, arts and culture. You can find out more about the winners and commendations on the Provost Civic Awards 2016 page.