Final countdown for community award nominations

21 December 2016

There's just one month left to nominate people, organisations or business that make a big difference in your South Cambridgeshire community for a special award.

Nominations for South Cambridgeshire District Council’s seventh annual Community Awards close on 20 January, and Council bosses are reminding residents to put their community heroes forward for some well-deserved recognition.

Six gongs are up for grabs, sponsored by award-winning housebuilders, Hill: 

- Village Hero – for an outstanding individual’s contributions to community life.

- Parish Councillor of the Year - for great work carried out by parish councillors, giving their time to improve the local community for everyone

- Outstanding Youth Initiative - for excellent work by youth groups and local businesses to support young people in South Cambridgeshire

- Outstanding Local Service/Amenity - for amazing services provided by local shops, pubs, post offices, libraries, and many more besides

- Environment Award - for the valuable contribution made by groups who seek to improve villages for residents in the long and short term.

- Wellbeing Award - for the many groups improving residents’ health and wellbeing, both mental and physical.

Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council cabinet member overseeing the awards, said: “We’ve had some great nominations come through already, proving that every village has that special person, club, charity or business that makes a real difference. You know who deserves an award in your community, so please get nominating.”

Find more information about award categories, and nominate online, at:

No internet access? Call Siobhan Mellon on 01954 713395 for a paper form. Awards will be presented at a special ceremony at South Cambridgeshire Hall in March 2017.

Watch videos about last year’s joint-winners, Nick Nicholson from Toft and Kenneth “Sam” Clift from Girton: