Villager of the Year Award

Liss Parish Council award Villager of the Year, at our Annual Parish Meeting  in March each year, to an individual in recognition of their contribution to the Liss Community.

 

We ask the Liss Community to nominate people and Councillors vote on who they feel best deserve the award. Nominees must have given their time voluntarily in an organising or caring capacity to an organisation, group or parish as a whole

The Trophy was presented to Liss village in 1952 by Mr F. C. Twitchen as the 'Good Villager Trophy'. It was awarded annually to the 'Most Outstanding Worker for the Village', though in 1977 it was re-presented at the Queen's Jubilee for 'Best Dressed Window'.

Mr F. C. Twitchen was elected as a Liss Parish Councillor in 1949 and held the position of Chair from 1952-55. He also presented a trophy to the Liss Horticultural Society that is still used today for their annual Horticultural Show.

 

YOUNG VILLAGER OF THE YEAR


On 21st March 2022 Constance Taylor (age 9 years) presented her ideas for a "Liss Young Villager of the Year Award" at the Liss Parish Council Meeting. Councillors welcomed her ideas and resolved to create two separate categories for Young Villager of the Year in 2023/24 (details to be confirmed):
 
1). Child category
2). Young villagers up to 16 years old
 

 

Winners of Villager of the Year Award

2022 - Annie Coley & Sue Marriott: Liss Foodbank

2021– Jenny Bennett, Ruth Taylor & Ella Townsend

2020 – Emily Harker

2019 – Ros Humphreys

2018 – Sue Jordan

2017 – Sandra Berriman

2016 - Jeff Davis

2015 - Charmian Porton

2014 - David Ray

2013 - Ruth Hillier

2012 - Bob Perry

2011 - Tony Grant

2010 - John Meader

2009 - Penny & Clive Seymour & Colin Dring

2008 - Pam Gruber

2007 - Michael Oakley

2006 - Margaret Effenberg

2005 - Colin Dring

2004 - David Scarlett

2003 - Margaret Paren

2002 - Pam Cobon

2001 - Charles Russell

2000 - Pat White

1999 - Ray Swift

1998 - Arnold Bennett

1997 - Jean Gilliam 

 

 


Good Villager Trophy

The Good Villager Trophy was presented to Liss village by Mr F. C. Twitchen in 1952


It was awarded annually to the 'Most Outstanding Worker for the Village'

 


The Trophy was re-presented at the Queen's Jubilee in 1977 for the 'Best Dressed Window'

Winners of the Good Villager Trophy

 1983 - Mr & Mrs Fordham

1981 - Mrs L. Taylor

1980 - C. S. Nokes & Son Ltd

1979 - Mr & Mrs A. Salter and Mrs L. Taylor 

1978 - Mr & Mrs A. Salter

1977 - Mr & Mrs Berriman - "Best Dressed Window" for Queen's Jubilee

1968 -  Mrs G. Hugo

1967 - Lady Cocke

1966 - Captain G. T. Lambert RN.

1965 - W Hook

1864 - Mrs R. G. Runeckles

1963 - Miss Annie Pay

1962 - Mrs A. Rout 

1961 - Mrs P. M. Bergin

1960 - Mr F. C. Twitchen

1959 - Hon. Mrs J. Bickford-Smith

1958 - Mr A. J. Wood

1957 - Sister J. Bagley

1956 - Mrs M. E. Smith

1955 - Miss D. Bridger

1954 - Mr A. Buchanan

1953 - Mrs L. E. Bone

1952 - Mrs M. A. Wace