Date published: 11 January 2019
The deadline is fast approaching to nominate someone for the West Lindsey Community Awards 2019. If you know someone in your community who is a dedicated volunteer or goes out of their way to help others, this is your chance to nominate them!
Community organisations and individual volunteers make a huge contribution to lives across the district, which is why the council is keen to recognise them at its 2019 Community Awards.
The deadline for nominations is 4.30pm on Friday 18 January 2019.
Chairman of the Council and Community Awards panel member, Councillor Pat Mewis, explained the event gives special recognition, to the unsung superstars working across the district.
She said: “The awards provide an opportunity to recognise people in our community who go out of their way to make a difference and support others. It is also provides a platform for those people who have received help and support, it gives a way to say thank you.”
Last year’s ‘Young Citizen of the year’ was presented to Alissa Stevens who arranged the first ever Christmas Market in her village of Nettleham, which, down to her hard work, is now due to become a yearly festive event.
Alissa said: “I was nominated for the award by a fellow committee member. I was thrilled when I received the email to say I was nominated. I had a great evening at the awards event where I got to meet some amazing people.
“I couldn't believe it when I actually won the award, I was so thankful and appreciative – it truly was an honour that I will treasure. I would encourage people to nominate if they know someone that is deserving of the awards, it's a lovely evening and a great opportunity!”
This year, the council has introduced new award categories, to make it simpler for people to nominate.
New categories for 2019 are:
- Community Club or Group
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Contribution to Sports
- Contribution to Wellbeing
- Contribution to Arts and Culture
- Good Neighbour
Winners and runners-up will be invited to a special ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Hemswell Court, Hemswell Cliff.
To make a nomination, visit: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/communityawards