• Nominations for Bovey Tracey Community Awards 2020

Bovey Tracey Town Council’s Community Awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of people and businesses in Bovey Tracey and Heathfield that might otherwise go unrecognised.

If you know such a person or small group or business, why not nominate them for this year’s awards. We are particularly keen to hear about those who have overcome challenges in their own lives or been able to make a significant difference for others in our community.

All awards are open to residents, employees, businesses and members of voluntary groups based in the parish of Bovey Tracey, which includes Brimley and Heathfield.

Nominations may be submitted by residents, colleagues from work or voluntary groups, visitors or customers who have a good experience in the parish.

Nominees must live or work in the parish of Bovey Tracey and must agree to being nominated. Each nomination must have a proposer and seconder. These awards will be presented at the Annual Town Meeting on 25th March 2020 which nominees’ relatives and nominators may attend.

Details of the six categories of Community Award for 2020 are given below. If you would like any further information about them, or a nomination form, contact Bovey Tracey Town Council on 01626 834217, or complete and submit the web form below.

The closing date for entries is 2nd March 2020.

THE SIX COMMUNITY AWARD CATEGORIES FOR 2020

1. HONORARY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LORD OF THE MANOR OF BOVEY TRACEY FOR LONG-TERM VOLUNTARY SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY IN BOVEY AND HEATHFIELD 

This award is for someone who has made a significant contribution to the community over an extended time period (10 years or more is suggested). The winner of this award is entitled to be designated the Honorary Representative of the Lord of the Manor of Bovey Tracey for the ensuing year.

2. YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

This award is for a young person or small group of young people between the ages of 7 and 18 who have overcome challenges in their own lives or made an outstanding contribution to life for the benefit of others around them.

3. VOLUNTEER OR VOLUNTARY GROUP OF THE YEAR

This award is for an individual or local group which has worked tirelessly for the good of the community over the previous year.

4. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award is for a local business that has gone the extra mile for the benefit of its employees and the wider community (e.g. supporting local initiatives, attracting people into the parish, or providing new work opportunities in the parish).

5. GOOD NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR

This award is for someone who goes “above and beyond” to help make life easier for those around them.

6. ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

This award is for a person or organisation that has made the most significant contribution to meeting the objectives of the Climate Emergency for the benefit of the parish.

THE NOMINATION PROCESS

  1. Nominations can be submitted during the period of four weeks from 1st February to 2nd March 2020.
  2. Nominations can be made in writing or by email to the Town Clerk: (info@boveytracey.gov.uk) or by completing a form on-line via www.boveytracey.gov.uk.
  3. Each nomination must have a proposer and seconder, as anonymous nominations will not be considered.
  4. Nominators may not be a partner or relative of the nominee.
  5. If you would like help to complete a nomination form, please ask a friend or neighbour to complete one on your behalf.
  6. Nominees must agree to being nominated.
  7. No serving councillor or officer is eligible for nomination.
  8. Nominations for young persons under the age of 18 must have the approval of a parent or guardian.
  9. Nomination forms are available from the Town Council office (Old Town Hall), SPAR/Post Office Bovey, SPAR/Post Office Heathfield, Bovey Tracey Library, Bovey Tracey Co-Op (Fore Street), Heathfield Community Centre. Copies may be printed off from the Bovey Tracey Town Council website (www.boveytracey.gov.uk).
  10. There is a general nomination form for all the awards (you indicate which one you are completing) or you can request one for the specific award in which case please make sure you are requesting or using the correct one so as to be able to submit a valid nomination in good time.
  11. The Town Council encourages residents to  take part in making nominations in all the award categories, as there are candidates out there very worthy of receiving a public “thank you” for what they are doing to make Bovey a great place in which to live and work. 

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DETAILS OF PERSON OR GROUP YOU ARE NOMINATING


For which Community Award are you nominating (please select):

PERSON MAKING THE NOMINATION


SECONDER FOR THE NOMINATION


WHY ARE YOU NOMINATING THIS PERSON?


 

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