We are in the middle of Awards Season 2020 and what better way to celebrate our fantastic Village and Community Hall volunteers, than to hold our very own John Barker Trophy Award during Village Halls Week 2020!

For many years Lincolnshire community building committees were able to call upon the technical expertise of John Barker on building related matters.  To celebrate this, and recognise the work of those volunteers who give their time and effort to manage and maintain community buildings, Community Lincs hold this trophy competition each year.

In 2019 we encouraged village and community hall committees around the county to nominate one of more of their committee members to receive recognition for their work under four different categories.


We are pleased to announce this year’s runners up and winners as follows:


Active long service Award

Runners up
Mavis Walker and Norma (Pom) Thompson of Keelby Village Hall

Mrs Janice Ritchie of Dunholme Village Hall


Building Project Award

John Clarke of Carlton Le Moorland Village Hall


Inspirational Leadership Award

Runner up
Ann Booth of Kirton Town Hall (unfortunately Ann could not attend the event)

Mrs Sally Jacklin of Ludford Village Hall


Unsung Hero Award

Runner Up
Beryl Clayton of Keelby Village Hall

Glenda Thorndycroft and Pat Doherty of Utterby Village Hall (unfortunately Glenda and Pat could not attend the event)


John Barker Trophy Winner 2020

From each of the category winners, our judges then choose an overall John Barker Trophy winner.  As always, the discussions and deliberations were very difficult, but this year our judges named Mrs Janice Ritchie of Dunholme Village Hall.

We are very grateful to all the winners who attended our Village and Communty Hall County Meeting on 23rd January 2020 and we look forward to celebrating the hard work our village and community hall committees carry out in next year’s competition.

Categories: Community Buildings and Play, Competitions and Awards, Lincolnshire, Making connections, Volunteering and Working Together.

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