Merit Awards

The Town Council Merit Awards are presented annually to members of the public who, in the opinion of the Council, have made a significant contribution to the town and the townsfolk. Those who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life of our residents, continuously contribute to a particular issue which has wide reaching benefits for Littlehampton or help enhance the town’s reputation can be nominated.

Merit Awards

Mr Roger Arthurs

In recognition of his services to Littlehampton and Wick residents and organisations. Roger is always selflessly giving his time to benefit the community, particularly in Wick. In fact, whenever you’re at an event in Wick, Roger is there! Even at Santa’s Grotto (which was held in his shop – Going Spare) he was dashing out to buy more presents when stocks ran low!

Vivienne Prior

In recognition of her services to Littlehampton residents and organisations. Viv as she is known to many, has been actively supporting a broad range of activities in the local area, particularly the homeless charity Turning Tides and the Town Centre Chaplaincy.

Casey Gardner

In recognition of her services to young people in Littlehampton. Casey, a volunteer youth leader, has come a long way in a short time. She has been heading up the hot meals’ initiative at the Arun Youth Club sessions. She is a genuine inspiration, especially to the children and young people around her.

Creative Heart

In recognition of providing a welcoming hub in the heart of Littlehampton. Since opening, Creative Heart has gone from strength to strength. They provide an active and welcoming environment in the centre of town which is both positive and inclusive. A community within the community, it’s a place that restores your faith in the power of kindness.

Veterans Volunteer Service

In recognition of providing support and services to veterans and young people Littlehampton. The service works hard to improve the lives of veterans and young people and to provide them with positive experiences. They bring the age groups together with their innovative programmes; supporting young people by teaching them new skills, providing hot meals and inspiring them to be the best they can be.

Littlehampton Wave Life Saving Club

In recognition of providing vital training and support residents in Littlehampton. The Club are very dedicated in their work, which not only teaches young people vital lifesaving skills and water safety, but also instils them with confidence and personal responsibility.


See our document listing Past Merit Award Recipients from 1989 to 2022.