Time to celebrate your community champions
Nottinghamshire County Council is once again looking for modern-day community heroes and heroines – and wants to hear from you!
The county council received a very positive response after launching the awards for the first time in March.
Janet Enever, a community stalwart from Brinsley, was the first winner of the award, recognising her work in the village which included hosting an annual Christmas dinner for 150 people and organising a recent street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Her efforts for her local community have been despite her being in remission for cancer.
Nottinghamshire Community Heroes is seeking nominations for people who go the extra mile for a neighbour, an organisation or a local community.
Now new Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Sue Saddington, is appealing for more nominations from across the county as the chance to be recognised is offered once again. Councillor Saddington received the Chains of Office earlier this month.
Councillor Saddington will meet the person who is named as a Nottinghamshire Community Hero and will present them with an award for their achievements.
Councillor Saddington said: “The Chairman’s Community Heroes award gives us the opportunity to raise the profile of community champions in local areas across Nottinghamshire.
“There are so many people who do lots of work which doesn’t get recognition so these awards seek to address that. It also gives us a chance to say a big ‘thankyou’ to the chosen nominee for everything they do.”
Some ideas for nominees are those who help vulnerable people with shopping, provide a lift to a medical appointment, support young people in their community, volunteer for a good cause, or lead a local community project which has made a difference to people’s lives.
On a regular basis, the Chairman of the County Council will select one person who they believe deserves an extra special thank you. They will receive the Chairman’s Award which includes meeting the Chairman of the County Council.
The criteria is as follows:
· Nominees must live in the county
· Nominees must work or volunteer within the county
· Nominations should not be party political
· Nominees and those nominating would feature in award publicity
The awards will be reviewed by the Chairman of the County Council and the Chairman’s award will be presented on a regular basis to an individual nominated for the award. To nominate someone, please visit: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/nottscommunityheroes #nottsheroes on Twitter.