The Newquay Town Council Community Awards Scheme is now open to individuals or community groups and its purpose is to recognise those unsung heroes living, working or studying in Newquay who have made an exceptional difference by helping to put the spirit into the community and improving the quality of life for others. The Mayor will present the award(s), if any, on the occasion of the Annual Town Meeting which is held on 29 March 2017 at 7pm.
List of Awards
• Outstanding Individual Citizen Award
• Outstanding Group Award
• Outstanding Young Person Award
• Mayor’s Award
Criteria for Awards
The awards are for those who make an outstanding contribution to the community. They recognise an individual or community and voluntary groups who have made a positive difference to the local community; or to people who make an extra effort to bring the community together; or those who go out of their ways to help others or a charity in their own time. Detail on the criteria for each award can be found on the Town Council website www.newquaycouncil.co.uk .
Who Can Nominate?
With the exception of the Mayor’s Award, which will be nominated by the Mayor, any member of the public, town council employee or Councillor can nominate an individual or group.
Who Can Be Nominated?
Nominations can be made by completing the online form on the Town Council Website/Facebook or by completing a hard-copy form available from the Newquay TIC and this issue of Newquay Voice.
Nominations can be made between Wednesday 8th February until Wednesday 8th March. Once the closing date has passed, entries will be checked by the Town Clerk to ensure criteria are met. For mayoral year 2016/17, an Awards Selection Panel of Town Councillors will consider the details of all eligible nominees (with the exception of the Mayors award) and select the successful candidate for each category. All nominees will be invited to the Award Ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 29th March. Should no nominations be received for a category then no award will be made. The Council reserves the right not to make awards.