The search is on for this year’s outstanding community stalwarts.

If you know someone who has voluntarily given their time up in the community to help others, then you can nominate them to be recognised at Hertsmere Borough Council’s Civic Awards.

The Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Charles Goldstein, wants to hear about individuals or groups living or working in the community who give up their time to improve the lives and circumstances of others.

Mayor Cllr Goldstein said: “This is a chance to recognise anybody who has made a real contribution to their community. They may have run a local sports club for young people in their spare time, organised a community event which brought people together or they may make a difference by caring for someone elderly or vulnerable.

“Whatever the reasons you feel someone should be nominated, I want to hear from you. This is a chance to finally say thanks to the people in our borough who go about their work with very little or no recognition but who we could not do without.”

Nominations will be considered by a panel and the winners announced at the Mayor of Hertsmere’s Civic Dinner on Saturday March 24 at Elstree Studios.

Nominations will need to be submitted to the Mayor’s secretary by Friday 2 February.

Recommendations are also invited for the Dave Rankin Award, which recognises individuals or groups involved in improving community safety, and the Youth Civic Award, which honours the contribution made by residents aged 18 or under. 

Email for more information and a nomination form. Alternatively download a nomination form here.