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Local heroes to be honoured with award ceremony

Stone people and organisations are being encouraged to show off the good work they are doing in their communities by entering an annual awards scheme.

The Community Awards, now in it’s second year, are run by Stafford Borough Council. The event aims to reward the efforts of local people, businesses, schools and other groups that help to

Winners of the Business Category 2017, Perkins Engines, receiving their award.

improve community wellbeing throughout Staffordshire. Last year’s maiden initiative attracted more than 50 entries. The Awards are open to all people, groups and organisations operating within the borough with projects that have taken place within the last 12 months.

Councillor Jeremy Pert, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This is a great way to say thank you to those who go that extra mile to make Stafford Borough a better place to live, work and visit.

“Many of those who do fantastic work for our community are volunteers and often go unnoticed so these awards give us the opportunity to pay tribute to them and demonstrate that we value all that they do.”

There are five categories relating to:

  • Inspiring Individual (under 18)
  • Inspiring Individual (18 and over)
  • Action in the Community
  • Youth and Education
  • Business

The closing date for nominations and applications is Friday 7 September. An awards ceremony will be held in November. More information and how to enter at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/communityawards or contact 01785 619 595 or email communityawards@staffordbc.gov.uk

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