The Jubilee Cup is Shillingstone’s community award, presented annually to recognise the achievements of people who regularly volunteer and selflessly work to improve and enhance the lives of others in our village.
If you know of a worthy individual, be they someone in voluntary service, maybe they represent a village organisation, the Church, a charity worker, a teacher or assistant, a caregiver, a council worker, a postal worker, a shop worker, etc. then why not put their name forward for much-deserved recognition by our community?
An award has been presented annually by the Parish Council since 1978 to recognise the contribution made by member(s) of the community to village life and was initially named the 'Baldock Cup', however in 2001 the decision was made to rename it to the 'Jubilee' cup.
To be eligible to win the cup you must be:
A resident of Shillingstone
Not have won the cup in the proceeding 5 years
Must be nominated by a resident of Shillingstone who is aged over 16 years
Nominations must be received seven days prior to when the vote is taken
In previous years the election has taken place during the annual AGM, but should you be unable to attend the meeting you can still register your preference by e-mail or via a postal vote to the Parish Clerk.
We are also investigating alternative methods to safely allow villagers to cast their votes in future ballots.
Previous Years Winners
Shillingstone Jubilee Cup 2022 - Nominees & Winners
Many thanks to all the responses we received for this year's Jubilee Cup, and congratulations to the winners
Sherry & Barry Friend, Landlords of the Old Ox Inn
They secured 39% of the overall votes. Supporting statements identified how they continued to provide a service to the village through the pandemic, and
subsequently bringing it together afterwards through events like Barn Dances, the open
mic night all of which raised funds for charity.
Their support of local sporting clubs, sponsorship of the Shillingstone
FC kit, and raising funds to purchase and install two defibrillators in
the village, one at the pub and the other on the Recreation Ground, as well as revitalising our local pub, the Old Ox Inn.
In second place, with 32% of the overall votes, was Howard Povey. Supporting statements mentioned his major contribution to village life, carrying out a wide range of tasks and activities discreetly and without seeking any recognition.
Notably, Keeping the War Memorial and surroundings clean and tidy, washing village road signs, volunteering at the Big Yellow Bus project, working on the wildflower meadow at the SCC helping with the churchyard, work at the Countryside Restoration Trust (Bere Marsh) and keeping an eye out for the village noting and taking action where appropriate.
In third spot was Hugh Shackell, nominated by 7% of the electorate for his enthusiasm for Shillingstone Cricket Club and has done wonderful work with the upkeep of the ground coaching and training of both boys and girls cricket teams
Also nominated were:
Veronica Jenkins for her work on the village Speedwatch
Judith Cropton for work on youth club & PCC
Kay Ridout for raising money for many charities, work on the Parish Council, Burton's orchard, Portman Hall & organising events such as the sports festival & Christmas fayre
Gary Ridout for his activities on numerous village groups
And then both Kay & Gary for doing so much for the village for many years
Congratulations to all those nominated, and thank you for your work in making Shillingstone such a great place to live!