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Nominate borough 'heroes'

PUBLISHED: 18:25 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:24 03 July 2010

Laura Bagshaw

THERE is still time to nominate someone who has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to the benefit of citizens within the borough.

The deadline for nominations for the Susan Robinson Civic Awards has been extended until February 15.

THERE is still time to nominate someone who has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to the benefit of citizens within the borough.

The deadline for nominations for the Susan Robinson Civic Awards has been extended until February 15. Formerly known as the Civic Awards, they were renamed last year in memory of former mayor Mrs Robinson who died in August.

The awards salute the work of people within the borough that often goes unrecognised.

Mayor's secretary Laura Goodman said entries for this year's awards had been “slow” but she was confident more nominations would pour in.

“We've had a few entries but not all categories have been filled yet. I think that because we launched the awards right on top of Christmas people haven't really had chance to think about who they would like to nominate. Everyone knows somebody who does a lot of work without the credit.”

The categories are:

Young Citizen of the Year - A young person under the age of 18 who has made a significant contribution to the borough or achieved educational success and/or overcome personal difficulties.

Community Award - A community group/organisation which has made a significant improvement to the area in which it operates, or has made a specific achievement to the benefit of others within the borough.

Lifetime Achievement - A person who has gone the extra mile and provided an excellent contribution, dedication and service to the

borough.

Sport and Culture - A person who has excelled at sports, arts and culture which has brought credit to themselves or the borough.

Business of the Year Award - A company big or small that has achieved outstanding success

and shown its support to the

borough.

Environment Awareness Award - A person who has significantly made a improvement to the environment, be it a project or individual achievement

Carer Award - A person who has shown outstanding commitment and support and improved another person's life.

Voluntary Award - A person who has given their time freely to help others.

Susan Robinson Special Award - An individual who has overcome exceptional difficulties or has shown bravery and courage.

To be eligible for a nomination, a person should have lived within the borough of Great Yarmouth for a minimum of two years before January 31, 2008. Nominations should be made no later than February 15 by post or

on-line at www.great-yarmouth.

gov.uk. Each nomination should be from a proposer unrelated to the person being nominated.

The panel of judges includes Mayor of Great Yarmouth Paul Garrod and successful nominations will be

notified and invited with guests to a civic reception at the Town Hall next month.

For a nomination form or further details, contact Laura Goodman on 01493 846125, e-mail lauragoodman

@great-yarmouth.gov.uk, or write to The Mayor's Parlour, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

Completed nominations should be posted to the above address or e-mailed to Laura Goodman.

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