Audentior Awards 2012 – Recognition within the community...
(11th July 2012)
Nominations are now open for Watford’s Audentior Awards, which celebrate the achievements of community spirited residents and organisations.
The Audentior Awards, now in their ninth year, have seven categories, and a special award, to honour the outstanding dedication shown by individuals and organisations to the town. The one attribute that all nominees should share is the quality of their commitment, dedication, energy and effort in their particular field.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill said: “Even though the awards are now entering their ninth year I never fail to be inspired by the wonderful residents and organisations that are nominated.
“Our town is full of people who think nothing of giving up their time to help others. If you believe that you know someone who would be worthy of a nomination in any of the categories, please put their name forward. This year we will also be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Borough Charter.”
The award categories are:
It takes a special somebody to change the tide and deliver the impossible for the community. This unique individual makes Watford a better place to be. We are looking for someone who has given a number of year’s dedication to their work (paid or voluntary). A high profile person in the community leading change for the better of others in the Town.
Chairman’s Award for Volunteer of the Year:
A volunteer who gives up their time and talents generously for the benefit of the community. Watford Borough Council values the contribution one person can make – no matter how big or small.
Good Neighbour Award:
An individual going the extra mile to help those around them. It may be someone helping individuals in need, someone working for the good of local people or someone to whom people can turn. Suggestions may include long serving members of tenants and residents association committees and key people in local communities.
A group who have a life changing effect on those they care for and their families. A group who works for the good of the community providing activities or services for others. An established track record of great work. The group could be involved with people of any age or those who have special needs. They could be encouraging different sections of the community to work together or be working with disadvantaged groups.
Charitable Business Award:
Recognising a local business who actively supports the local community by encouraging staff to volunteer through an incentive scheme or giving staff time off to volunteer or through financial giving to a local group or charity.
Young Person or Group of Young People Award:
A young person or group of young people, up to the age of 25 years old, who have made a positive contribution to their community, demonstrated exceptional volunteering/leadership commitment, or are an example to their friends. They may have excelled academically, in sport or arts or have successfully faced personal challenges.
The Lewington/Price Disability Access Award:
A shop, business or service provider who pays particular attention to meet the needs of disabled people and gives outstanding service to their disabled customers.
Special Achievement Awards:
The Council may also make Special Achievement Awards to person/s who make an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing or pride of the town ie an act of bravery, sporting achievement or innovation or leadership.
Nomination forms are available from the council’s Customer Service Centre, Town Hall, on the council’s website at: www.watford.gov.uk or you can request a copy by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning Helen Smith on tel: 01923 278374 (also an answer-machine outside of office hours).
The deadline for nominations is Friday 3 August 2012.
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