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We are delighted to see the return of our Community Awards which are taking on a new look this year and will recognise the positive contributions the community, businesses and organisations make to Bath and North East Somerset.

After a virtual ceremony last year, we are excited to return with an awards event that reflects the council's priories, tackling the Climate and Nature Emergency and Giving People A Bigger Say.

We have seven categories where you can nominate and celebrate people that are making a difference in Bath and North East Somerset. The successful winner of each category will be invited to a special event hosted by The Chair of the Council where they will have a tree planted in recognition of their achievements. 

The trees will be planted together at a single location within Bath and North East Somerset which will be selected by the council’s parks team to fit in with the tree planting programme in the autumn.  A plaque will be placed by the trees acknowledging each of the winners.  

You can nominate by using this online form link or downloading the word document on this page, if you need any additional assistance with your application or alternative format requirments please contact Mark Hayward 01225 396975 mark_hayward@bathnes.gov.uk. Here are the list of categories:

Category 1 - The Peter Duppa-Miller Award - named in honour of Peter Duppa Miller who sadly passed away in 2015.  Peter was an extremely committed person, he dedicated much of his life to serving his community and was an advocate for the rural communities and parishes across the area.  This year we are recognising parish and town councillors who go above and beyond to support their community.  The Awards will recognise a Parish Councillor of the Year and Town Councillor of the Year will recognise the contribution made by councillors in their local communities.

Category 2 - The Beryl Dixon Community Leader of the Year - This award will recognise a paid employee or volunteer of a charity who has shown outstanding leadership.  This Award has been named in honour of Beryl Dixon MBE, who sadly passed away in 2017.  Beryl was an advocate for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities and promoted equality in all the groups and services she championed. She laid the foundation for BME groups in Bath and across the South West.  Some of these groups are still in existence today, for example, Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizen’s Association (BEMSCA) (older people), MOSAIC (Mental Health) and Black Families Education Support Group which runs a weekly Saturday school and is the voice of BME pupils.  Beryl worked for the NHS for 29 years and was also a campaigner for the Sickle Cell Society as well as other health and other related organisations linked to BME people.

Category 3 - Charity of the Year - This award will recognise an organisation with charitable purposes that supports residents and the community of Bath and North East Somerset.   

Category 4 - Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the Year - These awards will recognise a volunteer who has shown the most outstanding contribution to the community.  

Category 5 - Volunteer Team and Young Volunteer Team of the Year - These awards will recognise a volunteer team which has made an outstanding positive contribution to the community. 

Category 6 - Carer and Young Carer of the Year - These awards will recognise an individual or couple who has supported or cared for a family member or friend including special guardians.   This is an opportunity to highlight and reward individuals who support and care for children and adults every day across Bath and North East Somerset and go the extra mile.

Category 7 - Green Business Leader of the Year - This award will recognise a business who have shown leadership in helping to tackling the climate emergency and contributing to carbon neutrality across Bath and North East Somerset by 2030 and supporting their customers to lead lower carbon lives. 

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 29th September 2022 and we will be in touch with details of the winners in mid-October, with the tree planting ceremony planned for early November. Please get nominating!

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