Civic Awards deadline extended

The deadline for this year’s Thurrock Civic Awards has been extended until Saturday, 14 May.

Dozens of nominations have been made, but two areas in particular — Young Citizen Award and the Business Award — have fewer than expected.

Helen Saward, who is organising the event, said: “We’ve had lots of people telling us they plan to nominate someone, but we’ve heard no more – hopefully this extension should spur people into action”.

She added: “The Business Award is a new one, but Young Citizen usually attracts more nominations than we have received this time, again despite people telling us they planned to send something in.”

The Young Citizen of Thurrock should be a young person, who is 21 or under and who is making a positive endeavour to take part in community or voluntary activities which benefit the local community, or who regularly provides care or support to a relative or friend.

Business plays a crucial role in the wellbeing and prosperity of local people and the area as a whole. Nominations for the Business Award should be for a local business that you feel has created jobs, nurtured and promoted the skills of local residents or invested in making the borough a fabulous place to live and work.

The tenth Thurrock Civic Awards were launched in February and the deadline for nominations is now 14 May.

Nomination forms are available by emailing events@thurrock.gov.uk; calling 01375 652476; or by writing to the Events Organiser Civic Awards 2011, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL.

Downloadable forms are available on the council’s website, www.thurrock.gov.uk/events/civicawards where you can also nominate online.

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