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Jubilee Award

The Council's annual Jubilee Award recognises the achievements of outstanding young people in Wetherby, who are under 20 years of age and who have made an impact, whether nationally, regionally or locally. The award was established in 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and can be awarded jointly to a maximum of three special young persons. 

There are many young people of whom we can rightly be proud and it is these young people that we wish to recognise and hope will be nominated each year. It is expected that the young people will show some of the qualities listed below:

  • Bravery and fortitude.
  • Work in the community/home.
  • Adapting to changes in life style.
  • Academic or sporting achievements.
  • Charitable accomplishments.
  • Kindness beyond the call of duty.
  • Ambition to achieve.

The award is a great opportunity for the Council to acknowledge these wonderful young people who do such a lot for the community and, show how proud it is of their achievements.

Nominations for the 2018 award can now be submitted using the application form given below. 
Forms should be returned to the Town Hall by 30th November. 

Application Form


2017 Jubilee Award Nominees
Back Row: Evie Burns and Catherine Parascandolo (Runner Up)
Front Row: Bradley Triffit, Jemima & Tabitha Browning, James Eaton (Winner) and Niamh Hutton 

2017 Jubilee Award

James Eaton, 18, has been announced as the 2017 winner of the Town Council’s Jubilee Award.

James was nominated for the award by his former teachers at Wetherby High School who said that he is “a truly remarkable young man both as a highly promising scientist and in his character as an individual.”

James is a true success story for Wetherby High School. As a consequence of his hard work, talent and diligence James received 3 A* at ‘A’ level and went on to take up his place at Jesus College, Oxford where he is progressing well.

But James also gives credit to his teachers at Wetherby High School and used last night’s prizegiving ceremony to thank them:
“I’d like to thank Wetherby High School for this nomination and Mr Dinsdale [science teacher] for all his help throughout the 4 years he taught me. 
It was his idea to aspire to go to Oxford University, even helping me to choose the right institutions to include on my UCAS form. 
All my teachers throughout my final 2 years at Wetherby High School were inspirational.”

James was presented with his award by the Mayor of Wetherby, Councillor Norma Harrington and local Police Constable Ben Chamberlain of West Yorkshire Police.

P.C. Chamberlain, who had been part of the panel who considered the 6 nominations, commented:
“It has been fantastic to be part of such a positive process which seeks to recognise the best in Wetherby’s young people. Too often teenagers can get a bad press, but tonight we’ve seen that there are some amazing young people within our community.”

The judging panel, comprising of the Mayor of Wetherby (Councillor Norma Harrington), Lieutenant Yvonne West of Wetherby Salvation Army, 2015 Townsperson of the Year (Dean Buckle) and P.C. Ben Chamberlain, considered six nominations.

Other nominees were:

  • Catherine Parascandolo – perseverance and resilience in the face of illness – Jubilee Award runner up.
  • Niamh Hutton - double world kickboxing champion.
  • Bradley Triffit - Wetherby Tennis Club member and under 14 team Captain.
  • Evie Burns - Royal British Legion fundraiser and poppy seller.
  • Jemima and Tabitha Browning - Equal opportunities in sport pioneers.


Previous Winners

2016 Award Winner
Niamh Hutton, with Mayor of Wetherby Councillor Norma Harrington

2016 - Niamh Hutton
2015 - Leah & Teiana Vine
2014 - Michael Dopson
2013 - Matt Collinson
2012 - Danny Laycock