Community Awards

Sarah Holley Community Award (2011 – 2020)
Peasedown St John Community Civic Award (2021 – present)

In April 2011, our village lost one of its most loveable characters.

Sara Holley, who was well known and respected to many for her love of the community, unexpectedly passed away. Over many years she played a key part in many community projects, including our first Party in the Park festival in 2009. As a Peasedown native, Sara loved our village immensely and always wanted the very best for it, and for those that live here.

Those that had the pleasure of knowing Sara will have many happy memories that they’ll cherish forever. She’s missed by everyone who had the opportunity to meet her, and those who are active in the community can continue to make the village she loved a better place.

To remember Sara, the Party in the Park Management Committee, in conjunction with her family, introduced the Sara Holley Community Award in 2011. The award was run each year between 2011 – 2020 and presented annually at the village festival.

The final Sara Holley Community Award Winner was announced in 2020 (see below), and in 2021 the award was handed over to the Peasedown Community Trust. The award has been re-launched as the Peasedown St John Community Civic Award.

Peasedown St John Community Civic Award Winners

Jennifer Calignano 2023

Jennifer Calignano


Well known to many for her selfless duty over many years for collecting litter throughout the streets of Peasedown St John. Jenny has been out, all week, every week, helping to keep our streets clean.

David and Maureen Byrne 2022

David and Maureen Byrne


Active in the local community for over 20 years, David and Maureen Byrne have been a key part of St Joseph’s Catholic Church and its charity work. They also volunteer at the local foodbank and Hive Community Centre.

Katy Chun 2021

Katy Chun


Recognised for the fantastic work she’s done as part of the team to open the new Hive Community Centre, Katy Chun was the winner of the first ever Peasedown St John Community Civic Award in 2021.

Sarah Holley Community Award Winners

Calvin Bird 2020

Calvin Bird


Awarded for services to the local Foodbank, Calvin has been a key part of many projects over the years, such as the Parish Council and Hive Community Centre.

Jane Street 2019

Jane Street


Awarded for 15 years serving the community as part of St John’s Church, and for her instrumental work behind the scenes at the Somer Valley Foodbank.

Linda Day 2018

Linda Day


Awarded for over 45 years of service to the Peasedown community primarily through the Methodist Church and Primary School.

Paul Sly

Paul Sly


Dedicated to supporting young people, he has trained over 400 youngsters at Peasedown Albion FC, helping them to gain new skills and talents.

Joy Fraser

Joy Fraser


Awarded for her work with the Somer Valley Foodbank. Over 4,000 people in need of emergency food parcels have been fed by Joy.

Nina Phillips

Nina Phillips


As a former Chair of the Friends of Peasedown St John Primary School, and current leader of the local Brownie and Guide groups, Nina’s voluntary work spans more than 30 years.

Ken Wilcox

Ken Wilcox


As one of Peasedown’s greatest stalwarts, Ken was nominated for his dedication to our local Cricket Club over an impressive seven decades.

Martin and Lisa Smith

Martin and Lisa Smith


Nominated for their services to youth football. Thanks to them, hundreds of local youngsters take part in regular sporting activities.

Joy Gosz

Joy Gosz


Nominated for her community work over 20 years, which has included women’s support groups, drug advice workshops and organising family days out.

Andrew Day

Andrew Day


Nominated for his work with the Methodist Church, supporting young people and hosting Christmas Day lunches for the lonely.