Caitlin Davis, 14, Chelsea Spooner, 14, Kacey Henry, 12, and
Leon Gaston, 12, collectively won the Young Person award for their volunteering with Play Gloucestershire.
They received their award at a special ceremony held at St Laurence Church Hall.
Between them the four teenagers have done more than 400 hours’ volunteering by helping Play Rangers at the after-school and holiday play sessions in Archway Gardens and Mason Road.
The four said they wanted to volunteer “to help other people and become more confident when meeting new people”.
The teenagers said they were delighted to win. “I’m really proud of myself and the work I do,” said Caitlin Davis.
Linda Carter, who has volunteered over the past 30 years for several charities, received the Community award. She has supported children at St Rose’s School for many years with their swimming.
Trader Fiona Mills-Carlyon, who runs Moonflower, won the Environment award for her efforts to improve Stroud High Street by helping with Stroud in Bloom and the town’s Christmas tree lights.
Angela Hooper, owner of the Just Hair salon, was named Trader of the Year for her kind and helpful staff and personal service.
Mayor Amanda Moriarity presented the Mayor’s Award to the Shambles indoor and outdoor markets. She praised the traders for their “eclectic mix of stalls that attract visitors to Stroud and provide a wonderful asset to the town”.
Stroud Civic Society chose the Learning Pavilion in the Museum in the Park’s walled garden for the Design award.
Mayor Amanda Moriarty said: “All the people who were nominated for the awards go above and beyond. Their amazing efforts make Stroud the dynamic and wonderful town that it is and we, as a town council, thank them.”