Do you know a young person who has gone out of their way to help someone in their community? Or perhaps you know someone who volunteers their time to bring the community together?
We have launched the annual Civic Awards this month to recognise residents, groups, organisations and businesses that have made a real difference to their local community.
People are invited to nominate individuals or groups they think deserve to be recognised for their efforts and achievements.
The categories for the awards are as follows:
- Young Person
- Lifetime Achievement
- Community Involvement
- Contribution to Art and Culture
- Contribution to Sport
Councillor Peter Hiller, chairman of the city council's Honours Panel said: “We saw a great amount of nominations when we launched the awards last year, and were able to recognise a fantastic range of unsung heroes. Those who received awards felt deeply honoured to be recognised for their efforts.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for the city to officially acknowledge the commitment and hard work of those who strive to make a positive difference to the lives of others.”
Anyone can nominate a resident, group, organisation or business within the city for an award as long as the nominee meets the criteria for that award.
Nomination forms are available from the Civic Awards page, the closing date for nominations is 5pm on Friday 30 October 2015.
Following the closing date all nominations will be passed to the Honours Panel which will meet in November 2015 to draw up a shortlist of finalists and select the winner of each award category.
The winners of the Civic Awards will be announced at the council meeting on 9 December 2015. Winners will be presented with awards at a Civic Awards ceremony in February 2016.