Nominations for community champions sought in Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Council awards

Mark Westley Photography'Mid Suffolk District Council building in Needham Market. ANL-140710-194644009

Mark Westley Photography'Mid Suffolk District Council building in Needham Market. ANL-140710-194644009

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Nominations are being sought by Mid Suffolk District and Babergh District Councils to honour the region’s community champions.

The first ever Joint Community Achievement Awards for both authorities is seeking nominations for those who work tirelessly in their local areas. Work can include fundraising and campaigning.

The awards, judged by a panel including district councillors and young people from local schools, will recognise 30 members of both communities, across four categories — Rising Star, Community Hero, Action in the Community and Outstanding Local Business. The winners will be recognised at a formal dinner in April at Wherstead Park, compered by Mark Murphy from BBC Radio Suffolk.

Councillor Derek Osborne, Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council, said: “This is an opportunity for all of us to say thank you to those whose selfless dedication make our communities a better place to live. This is the first time we are able to recognise the contributions of people across both Babergh and Mid Suffolk and I very much hope we are able to continue doing so for many years to come.”

For more details contact Josephine Beever on 01449 724 654 or via josephine.beever@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk. Applications are open until noon on Thursday, December 13, and can be made online at www.babergh.gov.uk/CAA or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/CAA