Nominations now open for district community awards

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Nominations are now open for the first joint Babergh and Mid Suffolk Community Achievement Awards.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are looking for residents who have given hours of their time to their communities, to be recognised by their first-ever Joint Community Achievement Awards in April.

The awards will recognise 30 members of both communities, across four categories:

• Rising Star - recognising young people, under 18, who have made an outstanding contribution.

• Community Hero - recognising a person who has provided selfless service to a voluntary body or made a significant contribution.

• Action in the Community - recognising the work of groups of people whose actions affect the wider community.

• Outstanding Local Business - recognising a business located within Babergh or Mid Suffolk which has made a significant contribution to their the social or environmental wellbeing of the district and its residents.

Eligible community work could come in any shape or form, from fundraising to campaigning for improved local services or providing a long-term service.

For more details contact Josephine Beever on 01449 724 654.

Applications are open until midday on December 31, and can be made online via: