Taunton Deane Mayor, Cllr Vivienne Stock-Williams, is leading a search for the district’s unsung heroes.
In inviting local people to nominate others for the Citizenship Award the Mayor wants people in the local area to identify anyone who works hard for the community and deserves recognition in the area’s own honours’ list.
Past winners of the Award have been good neighbours, individuals, organisations and groups that have made a quiet but invaluable contribution to the quality of local life.
Mrs Stock-Williams said, “I have seen at first hand through visits the Consort and myself have made across the borough, that there is a great deal of unsung and unpaid community work going on in our communities. There are some remarkable people in Taunton Deane who regularly give up their time to help others. We want to make sure these people receive our sincere thanks on behalf of those who live and work in the borough so that they know how deeply their efforts are appreciated.”
To qualify for the Citizenship Award, nominees must live in Taunton Deane, must not have been recognised in the past for their services and must not earn their nomination from service given through their trade or profession. Nominees should not be made aware of their inclusion initially.
To put someone forward by the deadline of Friday, February 24, write to Jo Comer, Civic Officer, Mayor’s Parlour, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton TA1 1HE, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address details. The awards ceremony is scheduled for late April.