Young Achiever


Callum Ball, Norton Disney – by applying himself to a study programme at Hill Holt Callum has turned his life around and now engages others in conservation as a national Bright Future ambassador.


Ivy Mitchell, Sleaford – Aged only five, Ivy has spearheaded fundraising and awareness initiatives at school to support others with Di-Georges Syndrome and campaign to keep Glenfield Hospital open. 

James Robshaw, Ruskington – through his determination to pioneer new technology to engage in a normal school life James’ cheerful disposition and hardwork ethic are inspiring to all.

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Community Business


DBS Internet Marketing, Navenby – for investing time and effort in building community networks, facilities and events for the benefit of the village. 


Leadenham Post Office, Leadenham – for reaching beyond the counter in the way the business engages with residents through support and care and the provision of a community hub.

Sleaford Elite Gymnastics, Sleaford – for offering bursaries, scholarship and supportive opportunities for the less-advantaged to access sporting opportunities.

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Contribution to Sport


Peter Ford, Metheringham – for and active and ongoing association of 50 years-plus with the village football club and broader sporting endeavours.


Will Barber & Nathan Wood, Billinghay – for inspiring, instigating, running and motivating a weekly football team.

Sammi Emsley, Sleaford – for her commitment and dedication in motivating young gymnasts to exceed beyond their own expectations.

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Contribution to a Better Environment


Trevor Midgely, South Kyme – a motivator and doer in managing monthly tidy ups, keeping the church yard and verges immaculate and boosting the village’s Best Kept standing.


Dougie Laidlow, Little Hale – a pillar of the community who, aged 80, keeps the hamlet spick and san and even helps others keep on top of their own garden.

Tracey Stevenson, Great Hale – for running a hedgehog recue service that helps to address population decline and educating others in best caring practice.

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Contribution to Arts & Culture


Heckington Show Committee, Heckington – for the combined effort of some hundreds of people in organising and running the annual event which has been central to local heritage and culture over 150 years.


Emily Owen-Jones, North Hykeham – for her enthusiastic and committed support of young participants of the ONE NK youth dance programme and assistance in their smooth operation.

John Lyon, Heckington – for his massive contribution to a range of musical initiatives, not least as the driving force and musical director for the Heckington Singers, church choir and church band.

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Contribution to Health & Wellbeing


Amelia Bailey, Washingborough – for tireless endeavours in raising awareness of the risks, signs and symptoms of cancer raising funds and engaging schoolchildren on a national scale.


Pete Ashmore – for his energetic involvement in the smooth running of walking initiatives, festivals and continued success of the District’s Stepping Out network.

Hand in Hand Club, Metheringham – a fortnightly social group for the disabled and their carers, now in its 50th year, under the leadership of Mhairi Lavington-Browne.

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Longstanding contribution to a group or organisation


Mandy Harsley, Ruskington – for 40 years devotion d to St John Ambiulance, leading youth cadets and the delivery of life-saving and life-affirming emergency care to many local people.


Helen Gilliat, Digby Fen – for continued involvement in wide ranging initiatives over many decades, primarily the Blankney Pony Club with which she was District Commissioner over 30 years.

Peter Ford, Metheringham – for more than 50 years at the grassroots of Metheringham FC, across all levels from player to manager, secretary and treasurer. 

Tony Farrow, Aswarby – for the smooth operation of the Sleaford & District Voluntary Car Scheme over ten-plus years which supports people in reaching vital health appointments.

Peter Lee, Ruskington - for his contributions to scouting in the area for over 30 years.

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Community Spirit


Vivien Banks, Sleaford – for creating and nurturing a parents forum that reaches out to isolated families, especially in the military, to help foster nurturing relationships for disadvantaged children.


Branston Library Volunteers, Branston – for their ongoing endeavours in saving and developing the library into a thriving community facility.

Helen Gillat, Dunston Fen – for a far-reaching, enthusiastic and active involvement in many groups and institutions as well as finding time to bea magistrate Sunday school teacher, church warden and prison visitor.

Sheila Grosssmith, Heckington – for being at the heart of all things Heckington, cheerfully engaged across all areas of village life.

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Alternatively, you can see all those who were nominated in 2017 here.