Nominations Now Open for South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Community Awards

Calling all community heroes! Nominations are now open for the South Gloucestershire Council Chair's Community Awards 2017.

The annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution local unpaid volunteers make to life in South Gloucestershire.

This year’s celebration of community work and volunteering takes place in March, and you have until Monday, 16th January to nominate your local 'community heroes'.

For the first time, this year South Gloucestershire Council are also accepting group nominations, as well as individual nominations. Suggestions for nominations include those who have contributed to community development, promoting equality, arts, sports, play, environment, working with older or young people, advice and advocacy, or have simply been a good neighbour.

From charity fundraisers to local football club managers, sports coaches and arts festival organisers, these awards have seen South Gloucestershire Council honour the dedication and commitment of hundreds of unsung heroes across the district.

Last year’s event saw award winners from a wide variety of backgrounds presented with certificates by Cllr Williams, Principal and Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire & Stroud College Kevin Hamblin and Vice Principal Sara-Jane Watkins. The Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and Dame Janet Trotter also attend the awards ceremony, and selects one of the winners to receive a special Lord Lieutenant’s Award.

You can nominate your community hero online at

Alternatively, call 01454 863019 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, 16th January.

All award winners will be invited to a special award ceremony on 16th March 2017.