Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards 2015-16

Press Release: 07/01/2016

Mayor of Winchester

The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Angela Clear, has announced the launch of the Winchester District Community Awards for 2015-16.

Now a firm fixture in the Mayoralty diary, the awards recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals who give outstanding service to the people and places of the Winchester District.

Cllr Clear said:

The aim of these awards is to celebrate the selfless activity that brightens the lives of many residents, and makes the District a wonderful place in which to live.

The Mayor is now inviting nominations of individuals and organisations, which can be made by anyone. She is keen to ensure that the awards reflect the full range of community activity from all corners of the Winchester District.

As in previous years, the emphasis is firmly on voluntary action. However, there is also scope to pay tribute to those who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty in the course of their paid employment.

Cllr Clear added:

We know that people really treasure these awards. Our District is fortunate in having such a strong volunteering community. Their contribution of time and skills each year provides practical support and companionship for the most vulnerable in our society. But volunteers are also the mainstay of most of the sporting, cultural and leisure organisations which enrich our lives and keep us healthy.

To make a nomination you can contact your district councillor or local Parish Council with details of your nominee/s so that they can submit the nomination on your behalf for consideration by the selection panel. Or nominate directly with the on-line form at www.winchester.gov.uk All nominees will receive a certificate of appreciation, and a small number will be selected to receive Mayor’s Volunteering Awards.

Details of your district councillor or local Parish Council can be found on the Winchester City Council website at www.winchester.gov.uk

The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2016 and the nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on 2 March. If you wish to discuss your nomination or any aspect of the Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards please contact Hannah Ayling on 01962 848264 or email hayling@winchester.gov.uk