Awards for Dover heroes
An award scheme which recognises the work ordinary people
do for their communities has been launched by Dover Town Council
with the support of the Dover Mercury.
The People of Dover Awards are aimed at thanking the people who
make a real difference to the town or its residents.
According to Mayor of Dover Cllr Anne Smith, they will “shine a
light” on those who help to improve the quality of life for others
as well as celebrating the excellent work done by individuals,
groups and businesses across the town.
The awards do not have to be for a long-standing or ongoing
activity; they could be for a one-off helping hand or a special
effort, someone who has gone the extra mile for the benefit for
“If you want to say thank you for making Dover a better place then
fill out a nomination form and let us know,” said Cllr Smith.
There are seven awards covering different categories but the
descriptions are left open and some suggestions are being given to
help people decide who to nominate and what for.
The categories are for outstanding contributions to business in
Dover, beautiful Dover, helping your neighbour, health, sport and
wellbeing, heritage, and voluntary and community work.
There will also be a special award for a young person.
The person nominated does not have to live in Dover but the
contribution they have made must have benefited either the town or
its residents. Nominations will be considered by a panel which will
draw up a shortlist and those selected will be voted on by the
public to decide who receives the award. Nominations can be made
for individuals, groups or businesses.
The closing date for entries is March 15 and the award ceremony
will be held on May 1.
For more details, see this week's Dover Mercury.
Nominations can be made at www.surveymonkey.com/s/V58W553,
or via www.kentonline.co.uk/peopleofdoverawards
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