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Rochford District Council is looking for nominations for this year's Citizen of the Year awards
GENEROUS citizens are being sought for an annual awards ceremony.
Rochford District Council has opened nominations for its Citizen of the Year awards.
The awards are presented by the council to recognise and acknowledge people of all ages in the district for their hard work or outstanding achievements.
Winners will be chosen in the three categories and then an overall winner will also be chosen.
The categories are Young Citizen, under 18-years-old, Charitable Support and Community Spirit.
The overall winner will be invited to attend the Annual Civic Dinner held in March, and will be presented with their award by the chairman.
Joan Mockford, chairman of Rochford District Council, said: “I have had both the privilege and the pleasure of visiting a huge number of community and voluntary groups across the district during my year in office.
“What has struck me most about all of them is that they are all run by people who care deeply about the community they live in and are passionate about what they do.
“Equally I’m sure there are a number of people who live in the district who help out when they can, whether it’s fetching some shopping for an elderly neighbour or fundraising for local amenities like a skate ramp.
The Citizen of the Year Awards are designed to recognise all those unsung heroes who do their bit to make a difference to the community.”
To nominate, call 01702 318144 or email email@example.com.
The closing date for nominations is February 4 next year.