West Devon Mayoral Awards Now Open
Nominations are now open for the 2022 West Devon Borough Council Mayoral Awards, which recognises those who provide valuable contributions to the community.
The Borough Council is looking for outstanding people who deserve public recognition for their unpaid work or contribution. Whether an individual, group or an organisation, the Council wants to hear about them.
The Mayoral Awards have now been running for a fantastic 24 years. They have celebrated the outstanding achievements of a wide range of people who have done something significant to benefit the Borough.
Some past winners have enhanced the reputation of West Devon nationally, while others have contributed hugely to the conservation and protection of the Borough's beautiful natural environment.
There are four categories this year:
- The West Devon Mayoral Award for Under 18s
- The West Devon Mayoral Award for Over 18s / Organisation
- The Mayor's Green Award
- Long Service Award
New for 2022 is the Long Service Award. It has been created to recognise those who have worked behind the scenes, contributing to their community over a number of years. The award could also be used to recognise those who are passing on the mantle to others.
The Green Award covers a wide range of environmental or sustainable areas, such as recycling, improving biodiversity or green transport. If you know someone who is 'green fingered' or doing their bit to combat climate change, this award is a great way to celebrate their achievements.
Mayor of West Devon, Cllr Caroline Mott, said: "We all know people and groups who work tirelessly for good causes in our Borough. Often they are quietly getting on with things without recognition.
"That is brilliant, but I would like to sing a few praises for them, and thank them for the contribution they make to the wellbeing of others around them.
"We've all been through a difficult couple of years, with more issues in front of us - I feel that we need to recognise the contribution that people make to our communities.
"We would really like to see several nominations in every category, but especially for our younger residents in the Under-18 category. There are so many young adults in the Borough who are making such valuable contributions to their communities that we don't know about."
Judges will include the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Cllr Terry Pearce. The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony planned for Tuesday 5 April 2022.
If you know someone who you think deserves an award, you can complete a nomination form, giving us details of why you think they should receive one.
To access the nomination forms and for more information visit: https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/mayors-awards
Nominations close at midday on Friday 11 March 2022.
Published 21 February 2022