The Newquay Town Council Community Awards Scheme will be open to individuals or community groups and its purpose is to recognise those unsung heroes living, working or studying in Newquay, who have made an exceptional difference by helping to put the spirit into the community and improving the quality of life for others. The Mayor will present the award(s), if any, on the occasion of the Annual Town Meeting which is held on 25 March 2020 at 7pm.
List of Awards:
- Outstanding Individual Citizen Award
- Outstanding Group Award
- Outstanding Young Person Award
- Mayor’s Award
Criteria for Awards
The awards are for those who make an outstanding contribution to the community. They recognise an individual or community and voluntary groups who have made a positive difference to the local community; or to people who make an extra effort to bring the community together; or those who go out of their way to help others or a charity in their own time. In the case of the Young Person Award the upper age limit is 18 years of age.
Nominations can be submitted for a wide range of endeavours including:
⦁ Community Involvement – such as delivering an innovation or idea that makes a profound impact in aid of the community.
⦁ Providing extraordinary service to the Community – Going the extra mile.
⦁ Selfless actions that affect/involve others to improve the quality of life.
⦁ An outstanding achievement – for example, an act of bravery.
⦁ Gained exceptional recognition for Newquay at Regional/National level.
⦁ Outstanding achievement in their field – such as sports or culture.
⦁ Significantly improving the environment of the town.
Who Can Nominate?
With the exception of the Mayor’s Award, which will be nominated by the Mayor, anyone can nominate an individual or group.
Who Can Be Nominated?
Nominations can be made by completing the online form at the bottom of this page or by completing a hard copy which will be available from the Visit Newquay Tourist Information Centre or Library/Information Service. Only fully completed forms will be accepted.
Nominations can be made between 20 January 2020 until 03 February 2020. Once the closing date has passed, entries will be checked by the Town Clerk to ensure criteria are met.
The public will then have the opportunity to vote on the nominated candidates. Voting can be done through this page on the Town Council website or by completing a hard-copy form available from the Visit Newquay Tourist Information Centre and Library/Information Service. Voting will be open from 07 February 2020 to 02 March 2020. All nominees will be invited to the Award Ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 25th March. Should no nominations be received for a category then no award will be made. In this instance the Council reserves the right not to make an award.