Do you know a community hero in Welwyn Hatfield?

Mayor Cllr Barbara Fitzsimon with all of the Civic Award winners.

Mayor Cllr Barbara Fitzsimon with all of the Civic Award winners.

Welwyn Hatfield Council

Nominations are now open for the Welwyn Hatfield Council awards that recognise extraordinary commitment and dedication made by people either working, volunteering or benefitting the community in some other way.

Now in its 13th year, the Civic Awards are run annually by the council and sponsored by its repairs and maintenance contractor Mears.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Up to five nominations will be selected by a community awards panel, chaired by the mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, councillor Barbara Fitzsimon.

Presentations will take place at a special awards ceremony at the Annual Council Meeting on the night of Monday, May 20, 2019.

Winners will receive a trophy, certificate, cheque for £250 and a page in the Civic Awards Roll of Honour which records their achievement for posterity.

A Young Person’s Award, sponsored by the University of Hertfordshire, is awarded to those aged 21 or under.

Councillor Fitzsimon, said: “During my time as mayor and deputy mayor, I have been fortunate enough to meet many local heroes, and the Civic Awards are a fantastic opportunity to show our gratitude and say thank you for all the work they do for our community.

“If you know someone you think is deserving of an award, I would encourage you to nominate them – it only takes a few minutes and it could really make someone’s year.”

Nomination forms can be found online at, or you can email or call 01707 357000.

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