Nominations are now open for the 2017 Pride of Brent Awards, the new name for the ‘Brent Community Champions’ award scheme.
Just like the Brent Community Champions scheme, the Pride of Brent Awards celebrate those selfless individuals, community groups and local businesses who contribute so much to the borough and who have gone the extra mile to make Brent a better place to live and work in 2017.
They come from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, ages and cultures. The positive impact of their work can be seen throughout life in Brent.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Muhammed Butt, said: “We need to celebrate and publicly thank all of the people, local groups and businesses who are doing their very best for their fellow Brent residents.
“We are very lucky to have people in Brent who dedicate enormous amounts of time and energy to helping others in need, giving up days, weeks or even years, and quite often overcoming their own personal difficulties to do so.
“I would urge Brent residents to give real thought to those who contribute the most to their community, then go to the website and complete a nomination form today.”
For more information on the awards, how to nominate, and nomination rules, go to www.brent.gov.uk/prideofbrent.
Nominations must be received by 12noon on Monday 9 October 2017. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Brent Civic Centre on Thursday 23 November 2017.
The individual award categories are:
• Community champion of the year
• Good neighbour of the year
• Volunteer of the year
• School governor of the year
• Inspirational young person of the year
• Young volunteer of the year
The community groups and businesses categories are:
• Community project of the year
• Community group of the year
• Business in the community award