It’s time for the people of Swindon to get their thinking caps on to find the town’s community heroes.
The Pride of Swindon 2016 awards will be taking place on Thursday 17 March at STEAM and will be officially launched on Tuesday 1 December in the Mayor’s Parlour.
This year Swindon Link and Positive Media Group have become one of the event’s main sponsors joining Excalibur Communications, Swindon Advertiser, Intel, Nationwide and McDonalds.
The awards’ organising committee met for the first time in November.
From the launch until 29 January the people of Swindon will have the chance to nominate who they believe are the unsung and selfless heroes in their community. Each nominee is presented with a certificate and a select group of people who have gone the extra mile will receive a special badge and their name honoured on a plaque at Swindon Central Library. Nominations can be for an individual or a team.
Tony Martin, of Zurich Community Trust, said: “The quality of the nominations that we get suprises me every year. This year we want people from every walk of life to really get involved in putting forward their community champion.”
From 1 December there will be an interactive form available on the Swindon Borough Council website.