Sutton Council’s 2016 Community Awards are now open and we want to hear your nominations for its five categories. The annual awards are designed to ensure that Sutton’s unsung men and women get the public recognition and acclaim they deserve for the work they do.
Nominations are open to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the borough.
Last year Tracey Collins received the Safer Borough Award, which celebrates residents who go the extra mile to keep Sutton safe, for lobbying tirelessly on road safety by campaigning for a safer road layout in Hackbridge.
Tracey Collins said:
“Winning the Safer Borough Award gave me a real sense of achievement as it came after 18 months of hard work with the community, the council and Sutton councillors to make the Hackbridge area better and safer for everyone.
“I am sure that most Sutton residents know someone who deserves one of the community awards, so I would urge everyone in the borough to nominate the men and women in the borough who have been a real inspiration to them.”
The five 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.
Sutton residents can make their nominations online at www.sutton.gov.uk/communityawards, 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.