Mayor’s Community Awards 2016: Honouring the Borough’s champions

mawards roundelNominations are now open for the 2016 Mayor’s Community Awards which honour outstanding individuals and organisations who dedicate their time to help others in the community.

Our local champions make a huge contribution to Redbridge and residents can nominate people they know who have made a major difference to the Borough. This could include people who carry out important community work, improve the local environment or help neighbours.

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 16 March at a special event in Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford.

Councillor Barbara White, Mayor of Redbridge, said “So many Redbridge residents and organisations go above and beyond to selflessly help others and the local community. They embody the spirit of civic pride which helps to build stronger communities and makes our Borough a place to be proud of.

“I invite as many people as possible to send in their nominations to reward our local champions and to ensure that the awards reflect the exceptional voluntary work that takes place across the Borough.” 

Award categories

 

The award categories are as follows:

  • Neighbourhood / Community championfor bringing together a group of local people in an activity or event that has benefited the local area or those residents that have taken part
  • Caring for others in Redbridge for devoting time and effort to caring for relatives, friends or members of the local community
  • Creating a safer Redbridge for significantly making our community safer
  • Making a greener Redbridge  for dedicating time to protecting the local environment or making a significant contribution to making the Borough a greener place to live
  • Contribution in support of young people for showing leadership skills to the Borough’s children and young people – this must be in a voluntary capacity and not paid work
  • Best business contribution to the communityA business which has given something back to the local community
  • The Young Citizen Award – for young people who have contributed positively to Redbridge through selfless acts or continuous commitment to community projects, either by fundraising or giving of their free time.  Nominees must be aged 25 and under and live in Redbridge. This award is sponsored by the Ilford Recorder and the Redbridge Rotary Club.

 

Nominations close on Thursday 31 December 2015.

For more information and to nominate, go to www.redbridge.gov.uk/mayorsawards

Entries should be no more than 200 words and supporting evidence is acceptable. Entries if posted need to be returned to Mayor’s Office, Room 31B, First Floor, Redbridge Town Hall.

Criteria

  • all nominees must live or work in Redbridge
  • entries must relate to work undertaken, or on going, between January and December 2015
  • it is free to enter
  • we will not accept self-nominations

A panel of Councillors, officers and people from the local community will meet to shortlist the nominations and then select winners in the different award categories.