Keighley Community Awards 2022

Keighley Town Council will once again stage the Keighley Community Awards for people who make a special contribution towards improving their neighbourhoods.

Those shortlisted will be invited to the awards evening held at Keighley Civic Centre on Saturday 17 September 2022.

There are 9 categories in this year’s awards:

  • Neighbour of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Gary Pedley Community Award of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Inspiring Young Person of the Year
  • Barry Thorne Sporting Hero of the Year
  • Emergency Services Hero of the Year
  • Climate Change Champion of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Two categories are named in memory of former Town Councillors.

The Gary Pedley Community Award of the year will recognise people who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication   The nominee selected should serve as a role model for compassion, and service and be striving to make the Keighley a better place.

The Barry Thorne Sporting Hero Award will recognise those who over several years have made an outstanding contribution to local sport. 

Town Mayor Cllr Luke Maunsell said “We’d like to say ‘thank you’ to the people of Keighley who go that extra mile for our community.

The Community Award Scheme aims to recognise and celebrate the work of people, groups and organisations whose dedication and commitment have improved the lives and wellbeing of local residents.”

If people know someone who they feel should receive special recognition, they are welcome to start nominating.”

Application forms can be downloaded from the Town Council website. or you can email

The closing date for nominations is Friday 26 August 2022.