Unsung heroes in line for awards

November 24 2017

NOMINATIONS have opened in an award scheme that recognises the contributions made by volunteers in South Gloucestershire.

NOMINATIONS have opened in an award scheme that recognises the contributions made by volunteers in South Gloucestershire.

Individuals and community groups are eligible for the awards, which are presented each year by the chairman or woman of South Gloucestershire Council.

The current chairman, Ian Blair, said: “Our community awards have been running since 2003 to celebrate the contribution local people make to life in South Gloucestershire and since then more than 400 people have received an award. 

“It is really important to recognise the dedication of the people who give up their own time to bring our communities together and improve the lives of local people. These awards offer a great way to celebrate their hard work and commitment.”

Nominees could have contributed to community development, promoted equality, the arts, sport or the environment, worked with older people or youngsters or just been a good neighbour.

In previous years the winners have included local football club managers, sports coaches and arts festival organisers.

Nominations can be accepted up until Friday, January 5, and all those selected as winners will be invited to a presentation ceremony next March.

The Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, also attends the event and selects one of the winners to receive a special Lord Lieutenant’s Award.

Nominations can be made online at www.southglos.gov.uk/communityawards but anyone without internet access can phone 01454 863019.