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John Daws Trophy


The trophy has been awarded to the person/persons or groups who is/are considered to have given their time freely for the benefit of the town of Portishead during the past year. John Daws was a councillor for Portishead and North Somerset Council for many years and the cup was donated by John's family.

It was first presented in 2006 together with a cheque for £100. The cheque has been donated by various media companies over the past years. Portishead in Bloom ask for nominations for the award and then make the final decision. A presentation is made to the winner at our Celebration Evening in November.





Previous winners:

2006

Mr. & Mrs J Tovey – for their work for Portishead Horticultural Society

2007

Christmas Lights Committee – for the wonderful displays of lights during the Christmas season

2008

Jemma Cooper and Wendy Watkins – for running Portishead Carnival in June

2009

Portishead Open Air Pool – for saving and establishing the future of the pool

2010

Gordon Randall – Chairman of Portishead in Bloom

2011

Ann Hailwood – for her work at Portishead Open Air Pool

2012

Mike and Edna Burt – for their work in supporting local charities

2013

Morgan Westley – for supporting all local events by selling tickets in their shop

2014

Susan and Bob Gidden – for their work in designing and making banners for summer display in the High Street

2015

Dave Herbert – for services to Portishead Lifeboat

2016

Stuart Hamer – Chairman of the Portishead Lights Committee

2017

Tracey Fowler – for publicising and supporting many community groups and charities in the town through her journalism.