Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile to help you or their community? Then we want to hear from you!
The Civic Awards are an opportunity to officially recognise the commitment and hard work of the most deserving people in the Borough.
Presented annually, the Civic 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 in 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. This year the awards are also being opened up to groups to be included in the Service to the Community category, who may be nominated 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 selection panel of judges, including the Mayor of Brentwood.
Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Mark Reed, said: “I will never cease to be amazed at the selflessness of people within our community who freely give their time for the benefit of others without expecting anything back. During my time as Mayor I have come across an extraordinary amount of people and groups who do this. The awards are our way of saying thank you to them for all that they do.
To help 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 reception at the Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, or fill in the short form available at www.brentwood.gov.uk/civicaward, or search Civic Awards on the Brentwood Borough Council website www.brentwood.gov.uk.
The deadline for submissions is 29th February 2016 and an awards panel will consider all nominations in mid March 2016.
The Awards will be presented on Friday 8th April 2016 at the Civic Dinner.