Stroud’s community heroes will have their moment in the spotlight at the town’s annual awards.
The awards, organised by Stroud Town Council, recognise those people – young and old – who go the extra mile.
There are four categories: community, environment, trader and young person of the year. Groups or individuals can be nominated.
Last year’s competition saw a record number of entries and the Town Council is hoping to build on the success.
Stroud Mayor Kevin Cranston said anyone can nominate someone and that it just takes a few minutes.
“All you need to do is include the person’s name and contact details and a few sentences about why they deserve an award, said Cllr Cranston.
“It’s a great chance to say thank you to the town’s amazing people who do so much to make our town such a great place.”
The winners will be announced at a special town meeting on May 23 at 7.30pm at Lansdown Hall.
The annual Town Meeting is open to Stroud residents and is a chance for people to find what has been happening in the town and to discuss town matters.
Last year’s winners included 12-year-old Seren Levay who conquered her fear of heights to raise £700 for charity, Lis Parker who organises Stroud’s Goodwill Evening and Lantern Procession and Rodda Thomas, landlord of the Crown and Sceptre pub in Horns Road.
Nominations can be submitted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/StroudAwards2018 or you can pick up a nomination form from the Town Council office in London Road, which is open Mon-Thurs 10am-1.30pm and Friday from 9.30am-12.30pm or request one by phoning 01453 762817.
The deadline for nominations is noon on May 14.