Remember to nominate your local hero for a Civic Honours award!

Released:

The nominations for this year’s Civic Honours awards are still open. The awards recognise those who contribute greatly to the wider community.

There are seven different categories covered in the awards, so put forward a local unsung hero who goes above and beyond to make the borough a better place.

Make a nomination by Friday 1 July in one of the following categories:

Creative and Performing Arts: An individual who has made a significant contribution to the arts in the borough, e.g., visual art, theatre, music, photography, or dance.

Individual Community Involvement: An individual who has made a real difference in their community.

Group Community Involvement: A group who has made a real difference in their community.

Inspirational Young Person: Someone aged 25 or under who is a real inspiration to their community or who has gained exceptional achievement in their chosen field.

Making a Difference for Young People: Someone who has given up their time to make a difference for young people in Solihull.

Sport: A person who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to promote sport in Solihull.

Mayor’s Award: Someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of people of the borough, or who has raised the profile of Solihull regionally, nationally, or internationally.

Councillor Ken Meeson, Mayor of Solihull, said:

“If you know someone who has made a real difference in the borough and haven’t already nominated them for a Civic Honours award – I encourage you to do so.

“It’s time we recognise the unsung heroes who have done incredible work for our community and have helped make Solihull a special place.”

The deadline for nominations is Friday 1 July. Residents can submit their nominations online on the Solihull Council website at http://www.solihull.gov.uk/solihullcivichonours