Nominate community heroes for Mayor’s Pride Awards by 29 January

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News release: 09 January 2018

There are just three weeks left to go to nominate individuals and organisations that make a positive contribution to the local community for the Mayor’s Pride Awards.

The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Mohammad Iqbal Zia
The awards aim to celebrate the achievements of inspiring individuals, hard-working community and voluntary groups, as well as public-spirited businesses.

To help ensure these community heroes get the recognition they deserve, put their names forward for an award. Simply complete a nomination form online at: www.stalbans.gov.uk/mayorsprideawards by Monday 29 January.

The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Mohammad Iqbal Zia, said: “Help shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes and extraordinary organisations that contribute to our community by nominating them for a Mayor’s Pride Award. It is important that we celebrate the achievements, hard work and commitment of these stars in our community by giving them the recognition they deserve.”

A shortlist of finalists will be unveiled in February. They will be invited to a celebratory evening with the Mayor in March when the winners will be revealed. 

This year the Mayor’s Pride Awards are being sponsored by Morgan Sindall.

The award categories are as follows:

• Community Champion of the Year 
This award aims to reward people who have given up their spare time and gone out of their way to help others in the community.

• Cultural Innovation Award
Creative people or groups with ideas or achievements that are an inspiration to others can be nominated for this award.

• Young Person of Distinction
This award provides an opportunity to commend an exceptional child or young person for their talent, positivity, energy or strength of character.

• Community Project of the Year
This award will be given to a project that has made a real difference to local people or has helped make St Albans District more vibrant.

• Community Orientated Business of the Year
This award is for businesses in St Albans District that are working with the public or voluntary sectors on initiatives to benefit the community.

• Environmental Champion of the Year
A group or individual showing innovation or commitment to improving the local environment will be honoured with this award.

• Voluntary Sector Award
Recognition will be given to a group or individual for making a real difference to the community through their work in the voluntary sector.

• Inclusive Communities Award
This award will be given to a community initiative that unites people of different ethnic, faith or socio-economic backgrounds.

A special Mayor’s Recognition Award will also be presented to a person or group that has made a significant impression on the Mayor during his year of office. 

You can make as many nominations for the Mayor’s Pride Awards as you wish at: www.stalbans.gov.uk/mayorsprideawards . You can also put forward the name of a voluntary group or organisation that you work for. Due to the nature of the awards, we are unable to accept self-nominations for categories aimed at individuals. 

If you need any assistance in completing a nomination form, please contact events@stalbans.gov.uk or call the team on 01727 819311.

More information about the awards is available on St Albans City and District Council’s website at: www.stalbans.gov.uk/mayorsprideawards .

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Mohammad Iqbal Zia

Contact for the Mayor’s office: 
Alison Orde, the Mayor’s Civic Officer 
Tel: 01727 819544 
Email: mayoralty@stalbans.gov.uk

Contact for the media:
Amanda Wilkinson, 
Senior Communications Officer 
St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01727 819317 
E-mail: amanda.wilkinson@stalbans.gov.uk 
www.stalbans.gov.uk
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