Record return for Council’s Community Awards

Bath & North East Somerset Council has received a record number of nominations for its annual Community Awards.

These recognise volunteers, community leaders, staff and businesses that make a positive contribution to the local community – putting people first and inspiring others to get involved.

This year 158 nominations have been received.

All nominees are being invited to an Awards Ceremony at the Guildhall in Bath on Wednesday 27th February 2019. The event is hosted by the Chair Bath & North East Somerset Council Councillor Karen Walker.

Cllr Karen Walker, Chair of B&NES.

Councillor Walker, said: “There are many people across the district who do so much for our community but whose work often goes unsung. The Community Awards enable us to celebrate and recognise these people and organisations who are dedicated to helping others. I am very much looking forward to meeting our nominees and hearing their inspiring stories at the Awards Ceremony.”

There will be a number of Awards presented including three Special Awards which will be presented by the Chair. The Awards include:-

Volunteering in the Community Awards

Volunteer of the Year / Young Volunteer of the Year (25 and Under)
Volunteer Leader of the Year / Young Volunteer Leader of the Year (25 and Under)
Volunteer Team or Young Volunteer Team (25 and Under)
Carer of the Year / Young Carer of the Year
The Peter Duppa-Miller Lifetime Achievement

Business in the Community Award

Business of the Year

Service to the Community

Employee of the Year
Employee Team of the Year
Above and Beyond (Employee)

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Last year’s ceremony.

The Community Awards contribute to the Council’s vision to make ‘Bath and North East Somerset an even better place to live, work and visit’ and are organised in partnership with B&NES Clinical Commissioning Group, CURO, Sirona Care and Health, B&NES Virgin Care and the Student Community Partnership and Bath College.