The deadline to nominate local heroes across Stafford Borough to be honoured at a local awards ceremony is getting closer.
Residents have until Friday 30 September to show their support for people in the community who do great things by submitting an application to the Stafford 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. The council has received hundreds of nominations over the last few years because of the great things being carried out throughout the borough.
The categories are Local Hero, Community Action, Sports and Leisure and Social Wellbeing. But the borough council has introduced two new awards this year for Community Learning and Sustainable Environments.
Nominations are open to all people, groups and organisations operating within the borough with projects that have been running during the last 12 months.
To find out more about the criteria for each category, and to nominate, go to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/communityawards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in November.
The borough council say they have already received more entries than they had in the corresponding period last year.
Winners in 2021 included Stafford and District Carers Holiday Trust, Staffordshire County Showground Vaccination Centre, and Stafford Welcomes Refugees Young Volunteers Project.
Councillor Jeremy Pert, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities and Health, said: “Please do not miss out on the opportunity to show your appreciation for those within our communities who put others before themselves and help make our area a wonderful place to live, work and visit.
“Their work often goes unnoticed, so these awards give us the chance to pay tribute to them and demonstrate that we value all that they do.
“There are so many inspiring, selfless people across the borough and the most challenging task will be determining a winner, because they are all deserving of our heartfelt thanks, recognition and respect.”
He said they had added the two new categories to capture even more of the good work that is going on in the borough, especially regarding tackling climate change.
More information and a full list of 2021 winners from www.staffordbc.gov.uk/communityawards
Press Release No 5950