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 members of the public, community and group leaders and teachers to nominate anoyone they feel deserves to win one of the awards. Nominees must have given their time voluntarily in an organising or caring capacity to an organisation, group or parish as a whole. Councillors discuss each of the nominees for each category and vote on who they feel best deserve the award.
The Trophy that is presented for the Villager of the Year award 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.
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 age categories for Young Villager of the Year in 2023/24.