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'Celebration' awards nominations open

Created on 14/10/2021 @ 06:33
Nominations have opened for the "Celebration of Newtown Awards" which will take place in March next year.

Newtown Town Council has announced nominations have opened for the awards which were postponed previously due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nominations have opened for a number of awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the own in March 2022.

Cllr Richard Williams, Mayor of Newtown and Lead Councillor for the event said: “Our Celebration of Newtown Awards is a key project of the Council’s Five-Year Plan and aims to celebrate and recognise those individuals and organisations who have made a positive impact over the last year to Newtown and the local area.

"We have a great selection of award categories and I urge you to submit your nominations via our website at” 

A selection of awards will be presented on the evening, a full list of awards can be seen below:  

Employers of Reserved Firefighters Award  
An award in recognition of local business owners that employ reserved firefighters that allow them to have necessary time off and support their employees to be reserved firefighters to help the community 

Community Fund Recognition Award 
An award in recognition of the local organisations that have received the Community Fund Grant over the past year. Acknowledging the efforts of these organisations who support the community of Newtown, especially during the more challenging and difficult times during this last year.  

Free person of Newtown Award (Should only be awarded for exceptional service and not necessarily every year) 
Following Newtown & Llanwchaiarn Town Council Policy of awarding a Free Person of Newtown, the Council will consider any suitable candidates for the Award 

Newtown Volunteer of the Year Award  
For an individual who has been their own time to make a positive contribution to their community in the last year. 

Young Person or Youth Group of the year 
For a young person, aged 19 or under or youth group of Newtown that has volunteered and contributed their time to make a positive contribution within the community over the last year. 

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Award  
Working in conjunction with the Citizen’s advice bureau, Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town council will Award in partnership. 

Business of the Year Award 
For a local business, within the Newtown area, who has made an outstanding contribution to the local area.  

Climate Award 
An award for a Business or individual that focusses on the green element, a voted award decided by the community. 

Sports Award 
An award for sporting achievement (individual or group) 

Nominations can now be made online on the Town Council website 

Further details of the event will be issued in due course