Community champion awards launched at Hunstanton
The search is on for individuals and groups from the Hunstanton area who have gone the extra mile for their community during the last unprecedented year.
Launched by the town's mayor, Tony Bishopp, the 2021 Mayor's Community Awards will acknowledge outstanding contribution and commitment and recognise those who have worked selflessly for their fellow residents.
He said: “It is important that as a council we publicly recognise the valuable work of volunteers, paid workers and community-based organisations across our communities who have worked selflessly throughout the past year, especially more so since the Covid pandemic began, in assisting residents of Hunstanton”.
The five award categories up for grabs are: Neighbour of the Year: Carer of the Year: Young Carer of the Year: Business of the Year and Group or Organisation of the Year.
Mr Bishopp said: “These awards deliver a strong message about the value of helping others and how it helps to strengthen Hunstanton, to connect residents and communities, reinforce community spirit and create a more cohesive and inclusive society for everyone.
“Please take the time to nominate those, you feel, go that extra mile to help others and allow us to recognise their efforts”.
Hunstanton Town Council will be accepting nominations until 4pm on March 28. Judging will take place in early April and the awards will be presented at the virtual Town Meeting due to take place on April 28. Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted.
The judging panel will comprise of the mayor and chairman of Hunstanton Town Council Cllr Bishopp, Cllr Maureen Howard who is chair of the community engagement working panel, Cllr Robert Corby, chair of the youth working panel and also town clerk Jan Roomes.
For further details on how to nominate someone visit the council’s website: www.hunstantontowncouncil.gov.uk.