Chair launches 'Uttlesford Making a Difference Awards'

Uttlesford District Council is aware of hundreds of people who have been actively supporting the community and individuals throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chair of the Council, Cllr Martin Foley, wants to recognise and celebrate those people who have made a real difference to others during this difficult time, and has launched the 'Uttlesford Making a Difference Awards.

Cllr Foley said: "So many people across the district have stepped up to help others overcome personal hardships during this crisis - the voluntary effort has been nothing short of incredible!

"Whether it has been to collect shopping or prescriptions for a neighbour, making face masks or setting up a neighbourhood support network, there have been so many examples of community spirit which have been a huge source of inspiration. These awards are a small token of appreciation for all those who have contributed to this fantastic effort.

"If you know a local hero who has made a difference to others or your community, please do make a nomination - we look forward to seeing your entries."

If you know someone who has made a difference in your local community throughout the pandemic, you can make one or more nominations in the following categories:

·       Creativity

·       Keeping Active

·       Technology

·       Fundraising

·       Young Person

·       Neighbourliness

·       Team working

·       Kindness

Further information including more details about the categories and how to make a nomination are available on this website.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday 14 April.

The applications will be judged by an independent panel of community representatives in the week commencing 19 April, and the winners will be announced shortly after.

2 March 2021