An exciting new Community Awards scheme has been launched. Cllr Julian Beale, Chairman of Cotswold District Council, is inviting the public to nominate residents and teams who are Cotswold Champions, helping to make the District a truly great place to live.
Cash awards of £1,000 are on offer for each of the winners in seven categories as follows:
- Carer of the Year Award – a person who cares for a relative, friend or neighbour (sponsored by Badham Pharmacy)
- Village Hero Award – a person who goes above and beyond for their village (sponsored by Air Salvage International)
- Town Champion Award – a person who makes an impact in their neighbourhood (sponsored by Tayler & Fletcher)
- Unsung Hero Award – a person who quietly makes a difference to other people’s lives (sponsored by The Barn Theatre)
- Community Team Award – people from a sports club, activity group, health group etc. who give time to assist others (sponsored by St James’s Place Wealth Management)
- Charity Event Award – a team that organises events to raise funds for charities (sponsored by Aura Care Living)
- Young Volunteer of the Year Award – a young person (18 or under) who gives up time to help others (sponsored by Royal Agricultural University)
Nomination forms for awards are available for online completion and submission on the Council’s website at www.cotswold.gov.uk/cotswoldchampions
Hard copy forms can also be downloaded from the website or obtained from the Council Offices at Trinity Road, Cirencester and the Moreton Area Centre and, once completed, must be either scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
Chairman’s Community Awards
Cotswold District Council
Cirencester GL7 1PX
The nomination process is very simple. Anyone recommending people or teams will be asked to supply the relevant contact details and also provide a statement outlining why their nomination deserves a particular award. The deadline for all entries (hard and soft copy) is noon on Friday 28 September.
Once Cllr Beale has received all nominations, he will convene a panel of judges to draw up a short-list of contenders for each award. Those on the short-list will then be invited to a special Cotswold Champions Awards Ceremony at the Royal Agricultural University on the evening of Friday 9 November. The 2018 winners for each category will be announced on the night and awarded a cash prize of £1,000 each.
Commenting on this new Awards scheme, Cllr Beale says:
“This is the first year of what I hope will become an annual event to thank residents in the District who often go the extra mile in making life better for others. I am indebted to the sponsors who have made the Cotswold Champions Awards scheme possible, and I look forward to receiving a very wide and varied range of nominations.”
Via press release from Cotswold District Council dated 6 August 2018