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Hertsmere Mayor Pat Strack on the hunt for borough's unsung heroes
The Mayor of Hertsmere is on the hunt for unsung heroes across the borough who play an active role in their community.
Mayor Councillor Pat Strack is seeking nominations for the annual Civic Awards, a ceremony which recognises people who devote their time to making a positive impact on the borough.
Nominees may regularly run fundraising events for a local charity or they might be a long-standing volunteer of a club or community group.
Mayor Strack is also looking for nominations for the Dave Rankin Award, which is given to individuals or groups who work to improve community safety.
The Conservative representative said: "In this Olympic and Jubilee year, the spotlight has been on all the remarkable people who everyday do something for their community.
"We are so lucky in this borough to have some amazing volunteers - and I meet many of them during my visits to local events and activities.
"This is your chance to give someone special the recognition they deserve for helping to make Hertsmere the wonderful place it is to live and work in today.
"By telling their stories and promoting all the work they do, I hope it will inspire future generations to give a helping hand to a local club or community group."
A panel of judges, which includes Mayor Strack, will pick the winning entries in January.
The winners will then be announced at the Mayor’s Civic Awards ceremony in March next year.
Nominees must live or work in the borough.
To nominate someone fill out the form at www.hertsmere.gov.uk, or request a form from the Mayor’s secretary Lorraine Ginger at:Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8207 7477.
Deadline for nominations is Friday 30 November.
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