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It’s time to nominate your Citizen of the Year

13 October 2023

Do you know somebody who works tirelessly to make a difference to our local community? The annual Citizen of the Year Awards are now open for nominations, and we would like to hear who you believe is making a difference in our community. 

Rochford District Council Citizen of the Year Awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and acknowledge local people for their valuable work and outstanding achievements. From providing essential services to the vulnerable, to tirelessly volunteering to help others, we want to hear about those extraordinary people that really make a difference to our community.

Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor Jack Lawmon said: “I am thrilled to announce the launch of the nominations process for the Rochford District Citizen of the Year Awards. These awards acknowledge individuals from our community who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication, and selflessness in making Rochford District a better place to live.

“Please help me give recognition to the amazing people we are lucky enough to have in our district. I look forward to reading your nominations!”

Nominations are open to individuals located within the Rochford district and will be scored by a cross party judging panel.

The categories are:

  • Young Citizen (under 18)

We believe in nurturing the next generation of leaders and community champions. The Young Citizen of the Year award is dedicated to recognising the exceptional contributions of young individuals under the age of 18 who have shown remarkable dedication to improving our community.

  • Charitable Support (over 18) 

The Charitable Support category is open to citizens of all ages who have made significant contributions to charitable causes in the Rochford District. Whether through fundraising, volunteer work, or other charitable endeavours, we aim to acknowledge those who have made a tangible difference in the lives of others.

  • Community Spirit (over 18)

The Community Spirit category celebrates citizens of all ages who have displayed unwavering dedication to enhancing the sense of community in Rochford District. Whether it's through organizing events, fostering inclusivity, or initiating projects that bring people together, this award recognizes those who embody the true spirit of community. 

For more information or to request a paper copy of the application form, call 01702 318128 or email closing date for entries is Friday 2 February 2024.