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Deadline approaching – Suffolk Community Awards


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There are only a few weeks left to enter the new Suffolk Community Awards with the deadline of 21st July fast approaching.

Launched in May, the new Suffolk Community Awards are a unique partnership between Community Action Suffolk (‘CAS’), Suffolk County Council and the Suffolk Association of Local Councils (‘SALC’).

These awards celebrate and recognise the huge contribution that groups, individuals, town and parish councils make on the overall quality of life in our communities across the length and breadth of Suffolk.

There are 15 awards available ranging from youth participation and young person of the year to community building, contribution to volunteering, most active communities and village and town of the year. There is also a new award ‘Suffolk Good Neighbour Award’ – sponsored by Suffolk Community Foundation.

Sally Longmate, Chief Executive of the Suffolk Association of Local Councils said “there are still a couple weeks left so plenty of time to enter and it is really easy too.   This is an opportunity to shine a light on individuals, groups, town and parish councils and recognise the part they play in making Suffolk a great place to live.   You know how the saying goes ….  – you have to be in it to win it.”

The Awards will be presented on the 24th September 2019 at the Museum of East Anglian Life and compered by BBC Radio Suffolk’s Mark Murphy.

Cllr James Reeder, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for health, added “as we continue to work towards our goal of becoming the most active county in England, this is a great opportunity to pay tribute not only to groups and individuals that make things happen but to showcase ideas and projects that can make a real difference.”

Christine Abraham, Chief Executive of Community Action Suffolk, said “this is a fantastic  opportunity to celebrate and recognise those who go the extra mile to make positive contributions to their community.  We are delighted this year to be joining with SALC and Most Active County to bring all these awards together in one evening recognising many unsung heroes in Suffolk.

There is a simple online application/nomination process through a dedicated website.  The closing date is 21st July 2019.  Full details can be found here