22nd January 2019

The Mayor’s holding out for a hero

It may be litter picking to keep your village tidy, popping in to check on an elderly neighbour or running a riding school for people with disabilities – we all know people in our community who go the extra mile to help those around them.

Now, the Mayor of Taunton Deane wants you to nominate our local “unsung heroes” for a Citizenship Award. Councillor Catherine Herbert, says “I have seen at first hand through visits made across the Borough, that there is a great deal of unsung and unpaid work going on in our communities. There are some remarkable people in Taunton Deane who regularly give up their time to help others.”

It’s easy to make a nomination for a Citizenship Award which will publicly acknowledge outstanding voluntary service in Taunton Deane.

The Council expects to make three Citizenship Awards again this year.

If you would like a nomination form, please write to Jo Comer, Communications and Engagement Specialist, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton TA1 1HE or email mayor@tauntondeane.gov.uk with your name and address details. Forms will also be available for download on the Taunton Deane website: www.tauntondeane.gov.uk

Guidelines for entry:

Nominees have to live in the Borough of Taunton Deane, cannot have been recognised in the past for their services and must not earn their nomination from service given through their trade or profession.

Nominations will be accepted for individuals and voluntary groups that make a real difference to the people living in our community.

The closing date for nominations this year is Friday 22 February and any nominations received after this date will not be considered.  

The awards ceremony is due to take place in late April.