Nominations open for community awards

Published on: 24 Nov 2017

WOULD you like to thank a volunteer who has gone the extra mile? Nominations are now open for the South Gloucestershire Council Chair's Community Awards 2018.

The annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution local unpaid volunteers and community groups make to life in South Gloucestershire. 

The next celebration of community work and volunteering takes place in March and you have until Friday January 5 to nominate your local 'community heroes'. 

Suggestions for nominations include individuals and groups who have contributed to community development, promoting equality, arts, sports, play, environment, working with older or young people, advice and advocacy or someone who has simply been a good neighbour. 

From charity fundraisers to local football club managers, sports coaches and arts festival organisers, these awards have seen South Gloucestershire Council honour the dedication and commitment of hundreds of unsung heroes across the district. 

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Ian Blair, said: “Our Community Awards have been running since 2003 to celebrate the contribution local people make to life in South Gloucestershire and since then over 400 people have received an award.

“It is really important to recognise the dedication of the people who give up their own time to bring our communities together and improve the lives of local people. These awards offer a great way to celebrate their hard work and commitment.” 

The Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, also attends the awards ceremony and selects one of the winners to receive a special Lord Lieutenant’s Award.

You can nominate your community hero online at

If you are unable to access the internet or have any questions, call 01454 863019 or email 

Any supporting documents or printed forms can be sent to: Member Services, Community Awards, South Gloucestershire Council, Chief Executive & Corporate Resources Department, PO Box 1953, Bristol, BS37 0DB. 

All award winners will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony next March.

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