Tom scoops Twyford Citizen of the Year award


Will Taylor

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Villagers gathered to celebrate the good work in the community and local businesses on Monday night.

At an awards ceremony hosted by Twyford Together, Tom Toy, of the Twyford Scout Group, won Twyford Citizen of the Year for his contribution to local scouting.

The award is handed out by Twyford Parish Council, and Cllr John Bowley and Twyford Together chairman Daniel Taylor presented it to him at the Business and Community Awards ceremony at Buratta’s in Ruscombe Lane.

Receiving his award, Tom said: "I am very flattered.

“I had no idea what was happening.”He added he was pleased scouting was experiencing a resurgence of interest, and was delighted with how the village had embraced it.

“I would like to think now we have taken our place in the community,” he said.

“We can now put something back.”

Other awards handed out included Best New Business for Riverside Farm, Ballards Estate Agents took Business of the Year, and Barnes Fitness won the Community Award.


The full list was:



Winner Business of the Year 2016


Floor Store

Runner Up Business of the Year 2016



Runner Up Business of the Year 2016


Barnes Fitness

Winner Community Award 2016-09-05


TW Computer Services

Winner Business Support Award 2016


Charlotte Hollidge

Best Individual Performance Award 2016


Riverways Farm

New Business Award 2016


Hennerton Golf Club

Charity Support Award 2016



Gordon’s Award 2016


Chambers Property Services

Twyford Tradesmen Together Award 2016


Davis Tate

Best New Member 2016


Fit and Able

Health and Wellbeing Award 2016


Twyford Together Olympic Gold Medals:


Andy Nicholls - Great British High Street Award Organiser


Ren Kapur – MBE winner


Jane Holmes  - Queens Award for Voluntary Services Winner


Chris Bingham – Won Champion Beer


Mr and Mrs Stafford – Twyford in Bloom Winner


Neil Robertson – Defibrillator winner


Bill and Karen Suter – Life time achievement award winner


David Brownlow – donated £250,000 to local worthy causes over last three years


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