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Still time for Chair’s Community Award nominations

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Published: 20/02/2014

The annual awards event provides the council with the perfect way to celebrate the hard work and dedication of volunteers in the community who display outstanding commitment in giving up their time and effort to help others.

Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Boulton said: “There are just four weeks left to submit your nominations for the Chair’s Community Awards and honour your community hero. These awards are designed to celebrate the important contribution local people make to life in South Gloucestershire. Every year the awards highlight the efforts of these fantastic individuals who dedicate their time to improve the lives of local people and make community life better.

“It’s important to pay tribute to these inspirational people, so I urge anyone who knows of an outstanding individual who deserves to receive an award to get in touch and nominate today."

Last year’s event saw award winners from a wide variety of backgrounds presented with certificates. 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.

Suggestions for nominations include those who have contributed to community development, promoting equality, arts, sports, play, environment, working with older or young people, advice and advocacy or have 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.

You can nominate online at

Alternatively, call 01454 863008 or email

The deadline for nominations is Friday 21 March and the winners will be invited to a ceremony at the South Gloucestershire & Stroud College WISE campus in Filton on Sunday 18 May.

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