Residents and groups in Rushcliffe are being asked to acknowledge their unsung community, sporting, business and health heroes in the Borough Council’s new community accolades, the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards.
In conjunction with media partner West Bridgford Wire, the new format combines the authority’s previous community and sports awards into one event.
It will celebrate the Borough’s wonderful volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors.
Nominations for the 11 awards are now open at at this webpage until October 30.
Winners will be announced and celebrated in a ceremony at the Becket School in West Bridgford on Wednesday November 28.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “The Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards will highlight some of the outstanding individuals and organisations who truly play their part in ensuring the Borough is a great place to live, has great sport and a great lifestyle.
“We have combined our successful community and sports awards into a single evening that will be bigger and better than ever.
“It will celebrate such a cross section of our communities and the efforts so many people make to be a success in their chosen voluntary efforts, industry or field to contribute to the quality of life in their part of Rushcliffe. Getting nominating your heroes now!”
The award categories are:
• Volunteer of the Year
An individual or group who gives countless hours and dedication to a Rushcliffe community.
• Business of the Year
Recognising a business in the Borough that supports the local community. This could be through employing local people and apprentices, growing their business, providing work experience or putting profit back into the Rushcliffe economy.
• Young Person/Group of the Year
An individual or group to watch in the future or being an excellent role model for other young people to emulate.
• Community Group of the Year
Recognising a club, organisation or community group who may have achieved success and are helping create a sense of place, epitomising what makes Rushcliffe great by coming together to improve their local area.
• Sportsperson of the Year
An individual who has achieved great success in their chosen sport, made a significant impact in their sport or in their club or team, been a role model for others and raised the profile of their sport or made considerable improvement in their performances and achievements.
• Sports Team of the Year
Acknowledging a team who has achieved success in their sport through diversity, competition or overcoming barriers to enable people to participate.
• Food and Drink Establishment of the Year
Recognising a fantastic outlet who provide quality, provenance, and presentation as well as being the best place for a cuppa, sandwich, pint, pizza, or pie.
• Health and Well-Being Award
Celebrating an individual’s or group’s tireless dedication in improving the health and wellbeing of members of their local community.
• Environmental Group or Project of the Year
Acknowledging individuals, organisations or projects that have an impact in making Rushcliffe a ‘greener’ place. This could include promoting nature conservation, reducing waste, improving energy efficiency, water conservation or improving quality of life for the people of the Borough.
• Young Environmentalist of the year
Celebrating an individual under 25 or group who has provided an outstanding contribution to environment, carried out an environmental project or are in the process of doing something associated with the environment, doing the most to make Rushcliffe a ‘greener’ place.
• The Pride of Rushcliffe Award
An individual or organisation who makes others proud to live in Rushcliffe. This could be an inspirational sportsperson, public figure or head of a community or voluntary group who leads by example to make the Borough a better place to live and work.