Nominations coming in for awards
Nominations are coming in for an award scheme which
recognises the work ordinary people do for their communities.
The People of Dover Awards, launched by Dover Town Council
with the support of the Dover Mercury, are aimed at thanking the
people who make a real difference to the town or its
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.
Nominations can be made at www.surveymonkey.com/s/V58W553,
or via www.kentonline.co.uk/peopleofdoverawards
The categories are:
The Business in Dover award is for a business
people feel is special, one that has gone the extra mile or
improved the town.
Nominations for the award for Beautiful Dover
could include someone you know who has worked hard to improve the
look of the town.
Helping your neighbour is an award for someone for
what they do for their neighbours or their neighbourhood.
The Health, Sport and Wellbeing award is for
someone who has made a real difference to you or someone else’s
health and wellbeing.
Nominees for the Heritage of Dover award could be
you would like to see rewarded for conserving or promoting Dover’s
heritage and history.
The Voluntary and Community Work in Dover award
will recognise an individual or group that has given time freely
for the benefit of others.
n The award for a junior member of the community
will honour the achievement of a young person who has made an
outstanding contribution to the town.
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