Kirkbymoorside Town Celebration and Community Awards 2024

by Handy Mag
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Kirkbymoorside: A Great Place to Live and Work

All of us that are lucky to live, work or shop in Kirkbymoorside know what a very special place it is; a real community with lots going on. There is something for everyone, with over fifty organisations operating in the town, ranging from the Environment Group to the Friday Rehearsal Orchestra, the Litter Picking Group to Menzone, the Indoors Bowls Club to the Community Fridge and the History Society to the Sarah Louise Ashworth Dance School, to name just a few.

In the old days there was the joyous Kirkbymoorside Carnival, remembered very fondly by many, but as there is no longer one event dedicated to just celebrating Kirkbymoorside and the amazing people who live here, Kirkbymoorside Town Council have decided to rectify that with a dedicated ‘Town Celebration and Community Awards’ day. This will take place on Saturday 12th October 2024 in the Memorial Hall and town centre.

Kirkbymoorside organisations have been invited to showcase their contributions to the town. The wonderful Kirkbymoorside Town Band will play and there will be children’s activities and refreshments for sale. To add to the atmosphere in the town there will flower exhibitions in the churches, and local shops and business will be invited to compete for an award for the best window display.

On the evening of the same day, the event will step up a notch with the Community Awards Ceremony (‘The Kirkby’s’), with a short band concert and light refreshments for the invited guests. Awards will be for the following categories:

  • The voluntary organisation/charity of the year
  • The membership group of the year
  • The quiet contributor of the year
  • The young person of the year

There may also be a fifth award at the Town Council’s discretion.

It’s up to residents of Kirkbymoorside to nominate organisations/charities/groups and individuals for the four main awards and Award Nomination Forms and Guidance Notes are available on the Council’s website: and in paper format from Kirkbymoorside Community Library.

The three short-listed winners in each category, along with the first person who nominated them, will be invited to the award ceremony.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 6th September 2024, but for a chance to be at the award ceremony, Kirkbymoorside residents shouldn’t wait to get nominations in for the organisation, charity or person who they think deserves recognition for their contributions to our town.

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