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Nominate your winners for Brentwood's next annual Civic Awards

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 October 2018

Civic Award winners collage. Picture: Brentwood Borough Council

Civic Award winners collage. Picture: Brentwood Borough Council

Brentwood Borough Council

Do you know someone whose achievements have helped to make Brentwood a better place to live, visit or work?

The annual Civic Awards are back and so is the opportunity to officially recognise the commitment and hard work of the most deserving people in the community.

The awards are being held to celebrate the countless hours of commitment demonstrated by the many local people who dedicate themselves to helping others. They 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 community and anyone who lives or works in Brentwood can be nominated.

For the “service to the community” category, residents are welcomed to nominate someone they work with, a family member or a 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.

It’s also the second year the awards have been 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 panel of judges, including the Mayor of Brentwood.

To assist the judging panel, voters are asked to 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, fill in the short form available at brentwood.gov.uk/civicaward or collect a form from the reception in Seven Arches Road next to the town hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood.

The deadline for submissions is February 22 2019 and a judging panel will consider all nominations in mid-March 2019.

The awards will be presented on April 5 2019 at the Civic Dinner.

Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Sheila Murphy, said: “It never fails to amaze me the amount of people we have in Brentwood who give their time to worthy causes in Brentwood for the benefit of others.

“These awards are open to those who have gone that extra mile for their community, shown bravery or who have excelled in their work in the borough.”

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