Date: 2 January 2018
Do you know someone who goes out of their way to make a difference in our community?
The Brentwood Civic Awards are an opportunity to officially recognise the commitment and hard work of the most deserving people in the Borough.
They honour the efforts and achievements of local people and organisations who have strived to make Brentwood a better place to live and work.
The awards are being held to celebrate the countless hours of commitment demonstrated by the many local people who dedicate themselves to helping others.
The awards are given to those for their 'service to the community' or for their 'lifetime achievement'. It could be an individual or a group who have made a real difference to the local community. Anyone who lives or works in Brentwood can be nominated.
For the Service to the Community category you may want to nominate someone you work with, a family member or your neighbour. They may be an unsung hero who volunteers their free time, works in the community, or they could have done something exceptional. The category is not restricted by age, so it could be a young person who has been caring for their family member, or someone who has spent their time helping others without expecting anything in return. Groups may be included in the Service to the Community category for the exceptional work they have done.
The second category is the Lifetime Achievement award for someone who has made a difference in Brentwood over a considerable amount of time and deserves recognition for what they have accomplished.
The nominations will be judged by a panel of judges, including the Mayor of Brentwood.
Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Will Russell, said: "From having been Mayor since May and visiting countless groups, organisations and events locally, it is clear in Brentwood there is no shortage of dedicated individuals and groups who give their time to improve the lives of others and for very worthy causes. The Civic Awards are our way of saying thank you to those, who often give so much without asking or expecting anything back.”
To assist the judging panel, please ensure you include as much detail as possible when nominating with examples of what the individual or group have done in the community.
To nominate someone to be considered for an award you can collect a form from the Council reception now situated at 1-2 Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, or fill in the civic award nomination form, or call 01277 312741 or search Civic Awards on the Brentwood Borough Council website www.brentwood.gov.uk.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 2nd February 2018 and a judging panel will consider all nominations in mid-February 2018.
The awards will be presented on Friday 2nd March 2018 at the Civic Dinner.
Notes to editors:
A picture is available of last year's Civic Award winners:
The 2016 winners were:
· Service to the Community – Clive Othen
· Service to the Community – Chris Luck
· Lifetime Achievement – Geoff Morgan
The nomination form link is available at: https://brentwood-self.achieveservice.com/en/AchieveForms/?form_uri=sandbox-publish://AF-Process-32fa2b58-7784-4d1f-9fa8-56f9a50306e1/AF-Stage-7572c1b8-e61d-4b07-bcac-271c77c27a93/definition.json&redirectlink=%2F&cancelRedirectLink=%2F
The categories are:
· Service to the Community
· Lifetime Achievement
Media Contact: Safira Ali
Tel: 01277 312895