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Deadline Extended For Civic Award Nominations
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The deadline for applications for the Ards and North Down Civic Awards has been extended until Friday 23 March.

Do you know someone who lives and works in the borough and has made an exceptional contribution to civic life here? If so, it’s not too late to put them forward for the recognition they deserve!

The award categories cover a wide range of areas and we would particularly welcome nominations in the following categories Humanitarian Services, Service to the Environment and Young Person of the Year.

Now in its third year, the Awards have been a big hit within the borough. Last year’s Young Person of the Year recipient was Thomas (Tom) Purdon. Despite being born with cystic fibrosis, Tom is a keen sailor and a leader of his church BB & GB groups. He is also actively involved in Kilinchy Community Youth Association and Kilinchy Activity Group – a real inspiration to his peers.

Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Robert Adair is encouraging local people to nominate those who are making a real difference to their communities. He said: “The Civic Awards are a fantastic opportunity to reward those who are doing some incredible work within our borough. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to meet with our award winners and hearing of their efforts. The fact that the deadline has been extended means there is even more opportunity to nominate someone deserving of recognition.”

The five categories open for nomination are:

  • Humanitarian services;
  • Young Person of the Year award;
  • Service to the Environment;
  • Service to the Arts, Culture of Heritage;
  • Service in the field of Voluntary Community Work.

Nominations can be made online at:

www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/civic-awards

where you can find out more detail on the criteria for each award category. Alternatively, awards packs are available from Bangor Town Hall or Council offices at Church Street in Newtownards.

The winners will receive their awards from the Mayor at a special celebratory dinner in May 2018.