Environmental champions – both adult and youth – are two of the new categories for this year’s Stroud Town Council’s Annual Awards.
There are seven awards which will be presented at the Town Meeting on May 10 at the George Room, Subscription Rooms, Stroud.
The Environmental Champion awards, one for under 25 and one for 25 and over, are for action to enhance the environment or improve awareness of sustainability issues.
Another new category is Local Enterprise for innovative activity, which can include fundraising, charity work, social enterprise or business, that has brought benefits to Stroud.
The Trader of the Year award is open to people who work in any shop, café or restaurant in the town, not just the town centre. It is to celebrate the best customer care and service.
The Community Award is for an organisation or individual who has helped the social well-being of the town.
There are two Sports and Culture awards, one for under 25 and one for over 25, for a significant contribution to the development of community sporting or cultural activities.
“This is a chance to celebrate the many unsung heroes who go out of their way to make Stroud such a strong and vibrant community,” said the town’s mayor John Marjoram.
“We are especially keen to hear about local young people who are getting involved in positive projects and doing something to change our town for the better.”
Nomination forms can be picked up from the Town Council office in London Road, which is open Mon-Thurs 10am-1.30pm and every Friday from 9.30am-12.30pm. Forms can also be requested by phoning 01453 762817 or can be downloaded here.
Deadline for nominations is Monday April 16.