NOMINATIONS are now open for the first ever Rural South Worcestershire Community Safety Awards which recognises those who have helped make the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts safer.
The awards, which will be held at the Civic Centre in Pershore on September 20, will celebrate the hard-work of outstanding individuals, teams and projects from the Rural South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership.
It is an opportunity to highlight the achievements of those who have gone above and beyond to make their local communities a safer place to work, live or visit.
There will be six award categories including ‘Volunteer of the Year’ for those who have given up their time to make a positive impact on the community, ‘Team of the Year’ for a team of two or more who have achieved exceptional results and ‘Newcomer of the Year’ for an individual who has made a significant impact in their first 12 months in post.
The ‘Project of the Year’ award rewards an outstanding campaign which has raised awareness of a community safety issue, ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ for an individual who always goes above and beyond to support their community and the ‘Long Service Award’ which celebrates 15 years of dedicated service to one of the Community Safety Partners.
All nominations entered into the Long Service award will also be considered in the Unsung Hero of the Year category.
Coun Bronwen Behan, portfolio holder for the environment on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “The Rural South Worcestershire Community Safety Awards 2018 are a great way to celebrate the achievements of those selfless individuals or groups who work tirelessly to make the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts a safer place for everyone to enjoy.”
All applicants must be part of the Rural South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership (Malvern Hills and Wychavon).
The deadline nominations is Wednesday, August 22.
Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/rural-south-worcestershire-community-safety-awards for more.