An awards evening will take place next week to honour those who do great work to make Stafford Borough a better place to live, work and visit.
More than forty people, businesses and organisations were shortlisted for this year’s Borough Council ‘Community Awards.’ The awards are now in their sixth year and recognise the efforts of local people, businesses, schools and other groups that help to support and improve the community.
And, on Thursday night (24 November), the winners will be announced in the categories of Community Action, Sustainable Environment, Social Wellbeing, Local Hero, Community Learning and Sports and Leisure.
There has been a record haul of entries this year with more than double the nominations from 2021.
The ceremony will take place at Rising Brook Community Church in Stafford with civic dignitaries - including the Borough Mayor, Councillor Philip Leason, and Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson, - nominees, and award sponsors in attendance.
Councillor Jeremy Pert, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities and Health, said: “It continues to be a tremendously challenging time for many people within our communities. But it is in the face of such adversity we have yet again seen individuals, volunteers, groups and businesses stand up and be counted in so many ways.
“The strength of the voluntary sector in Stafford and the surrounding areas is very strong but the sheer volume of entries we have received this year across the categories has been humbling.”
He added: “I’m pleased all their efforts have been recognised through the nominations from our community. It has been a tough task determining the winners - because they are all deserving of our heartfelt thanks, recognition, respect and praise.
“I am looking forward to meeting our unsung heroes and I hope every one of them will realise how much we value everything they do for us and for the community.”
More information from www.staffordbc.gov.uk/communityawards
Press Release No 5969