Sutton Council is asking residents across the borough for their assistance in finding our local heroes – the people who make the most difference to their communities.
Sutton’s Community Awards are a way of recognising and thanking the local heroes, whether volunteers, carers, charity workers, club and event organisers, or good neighbours, who have made a difference to people’s lives in Sutton.
Nominations are open to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the borough.
Last year Mark Tomlinson, the co-ordinator of Sutton Street Pastors, Sutton Food Bank and Sutton School Pastors among others, received the Community Spirit Award, which celebrates residents who bring the community together through events, clubs or projects.
Mr Tomlinson said:
“Winning the Community Spirit Award last year was such an endorsement for the work of the Sutton Street Pastors, especially as we are celebrating our tenth anniversary. It was great to have the local community publicly recognise the work we do in this way.
“Being acknowledged means a lot and I would urge everyone in the borough to nominate their community heroes.”
This year the categories for nominations are:
Safer Borough Award: Given for outstanding service to the borough by keeping Sutton safe.
Improving Lives Award: Made a difference to people’s lives by going the extra mile.
Community Spirit Award: Brought the community together through community events, clubs or project.
Business in the Community Award: Increased prosperity, employment or access to the borough through business initiative.
Outstanding Achievement Award:Brought credit to the borough through outstanding achievement – for example, academic, sporting, artistic or cultural.
Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said:
“Sutton’s Community Awards are our annual chance to recognise the people who make a real difference to our borough.
“The awards depend on nominations from Sutton residents. So if you know someone who goes the extra mile or two for their community, whether as carers, volunteers, community organisers, charity workers or as a helpful neighbour, then please nominate them.”
Sutton residents can make their nominations online by clicking here , by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by picking up a freepost nomination form at their local library, the Civic Offices, or other council or partner building. Residents can make as many nominations as they like.
The closing date for nominations is Sunday 10 January 2016.
Caption: The Community Spirit Award 2014 winners, with Mark Tomlinson (centre).