Recognising commitment to the town

Members of the Alnwick in Bloom team with their civic award in 2014.
Members of the Alnwick in Bloom team with their civic award in 2014.

Alnwick Town Council has just launched its Mayor’s Civic Awards for 2014/15.

The awards are in two categories – adults and young people aged 18 or under – and were established to enable individuals and groups to receive formal recognition for their involvement, contribution and dedication to their town.

Last year, 12 people received individual awards and four received group awards.

The types of activities they were nominated for included fund-raising efforts for local charities and sports facilities, coaching activities, volunteering work within the town and work in bereavement services.

There are people who make a real difference to the town and its residents and the tourists who visit.

They are the sort of people who just do what needs to be done without making a fuss about it and the Mayor feels it is important that these people get recognition for what they do. 

Awards can be made for a number of areas, including charity work, citizenship, caring, sport or community participation.

If you think you know someone who you think is worthy of such an award, the town council wants you to complete a nomination form, which then need to be returned by Friday, May 1.

Forms can be obtained as downloads from the Alnwick Town Council website – – or by phoning 01665 602574.

Forms can be posted to, picked up from or handed in to Alnwick Town Council Office, Room 5, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick.

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 13, at St James’ Church Rooms in Pottergate, where town-council meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month, now at 7.15pm.