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New awards to recognise unsung heroes

A new awards scheme recognising dedicated members of the community is being launched by Malvern Hills District Council.

The first Our Malvern Hills Community Awards will take place on Thursday 1 December at Langland Stadium, the home of Malvern Town FC.

They will recognise those individuals, projects, groups and organisations whose dedication and commitment has improved the lives and wellbeing of residents.

Nominations are being sought in six award categories – Safe and Sound, Improving Lives, Action in the Community, Cleaner and Greener, Young Person’s and Business in the Community.

The creation of the awards is part of Malvern Hills District Council’s five year plan and commitment to building stronger and healthier communities.

Cllr David Watkins, portfolio holder for healthier communities on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Through the creation of these awards we hope to shine a light on the range of people contributing, day in day out, to the vitality of the district in so many different ways.

“So often we take what these people do for granted and this will be a chance to say a small thank you for everything they do and hopefully inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

“We all know someone, or a group or organisation, doing wonderful things in our district so please take the time and nominate them so we can give them the recognition they deserve.”

For more information and to download a nomination form visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/communityawards. Paper copies are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street and Malvern Library. They can also be requested by calling Sophie Jackson on  01689 862417. Deadline for nominations is Sunday, November 6.