Nominate your hero

NOMINATIONS for an annual awards scheme, which looks to honour community heroes, will close later this month.

Now in its 20th year, Babergh District Council’s Community Achievement Awards aim to highlight people, groups and businesses who make life better for others.

Forms have already been sent to hundreds of schools, councils and charities in a bid to find the area’s unsung heroes and, with the deadline for nominations fast approaching, the council is urging people to put forward those worthy of the award.

Jill Barton, Babergh’s community development officer, said: “This is our 20th year of running the scheme, yet I know there are still so many people, groups and charities in Babergh who are unknown community heroes.

“They selflessly give up their time to help others and are a real asset to the district.”

This year’s categories, include outstanding contribution made by a young person, selfless service by an individual to the community, a group that improves the quality of life for residents, and outstanding business contribution to the well-being of the community.

“This is a chance for Babergh to say thank you to all those fantastic people and give them the recognition they deserve,” said Mrs Barton.

Nomination forms and award criteria are available on Babergh’s website at