Do you know an unsung community hero in Potters Bar?

PUBLISHED: 06:56 25 January 2019

The Hersmere Civic Award winners, 2017.

The Hersmere Civic Award winners, 2017.

Steve Beeston

Know an unsung hero in Potters Bar? Nominate them for their moment of recognition at Hertsmere Borough Council’s Civic Awards.

Hertsmere Borough Council Mayor, Councillor Brenda Batten has called for nominations for this year's Civic Awards. Picture: Hertsmere Borough Council.Hertsmere Borough Council Mayor, Councillor Brenda Batten has called for nominations for this year's Civic Awards. Picture: Hertsmere Borough Council.

Hertsmere Mayor Brenda Batten 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 in the borough.

Cllr Batten said: “This is a chance to honour 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.

“We know there are lots of incredible people in our community, so please nominate someone special for a Civic Award.”

Nominations must be submitted to the mayor’s secretary by Friday, February 1.

They will be considered by a panel and the winners announced at the Mayor of Hertsmere’s Civic Dinner on Saturday, March 23, at Elstree Studios.

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

Cllr Batten said: “Whatever the reasons you feel someone should be nominated, I want to hear from you.

“It’s a great opportunity to 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.”

People nominated should have contributed to activities or initiatives which have shown a benefit to the local area and directly involved other community members or colleagues.

Nominees should have worked in a voluntary capacity or carried out work which is considered over and above their normal paid employment duties.

Contact the mayor’s secretary on 020 8207 7477 or email for more information and a nomination form, or go to where a nomination form can be downloaded.

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