Nominate your community heroes for awards ceremony

PUBLISHED: 07:41 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 07:41 10 July 2018

Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council

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Uttlesford District Council is once again holding its Community Achievement Awards and nominations for service to the local community can now be submitted.

Held every two years, the awards give people the chance to nominate those who have given something back to their communities.

The council is seeking nominations, with awards being made in the following five categories; service to children and young people; service to the elderly; service to people with assisted living needs; service to the local community and youth initiatives, which is for young people aged 15 to 18 who have contributed significantly to their local community.

Councillor Lesley Wells, chairman of the council, said: “These awards are a chance to celebrate and recognise the efforts of the many volunteers who give so much to improve the lives of the people and organisations within their community.

“Two years ago, when the awards were last held, 23 volunteers who between them had clocked up many hours of voluntary work, were given an award for their community-minded spirit and efforts. From arranging church flowers for more than 30 years to tireless charity fundraising, each recipient had been nominated for really making a difference.

“If you know someone who contributes significantly to the life of those in the district, I would encourage you to nominate them this year.”

Nominations must be proposed by town or parish councils, the Council for Voluntary Service, or Uttlesford Volunteer Centre. Therefore, members of the community who wish to make a nomination must send a nomination form to one of these organisations for their consideration.

Please note that nominees must live within the Uttlesford district and have carried out at least five years of voluntary work, except in the case of youth initiatives.

Nomination forms are available from Sue Hayden, the district council’s community development officer on 01799 510563, from local town or parish councils, the Council for Voluntary Service on 01371 878400, or the volunteer centre on 01799 510525.

You can also download a form via www.uttlesford.gov.uk/communityawards.

All nominations must be returned to the district council by midday on Thursday, September 6.

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