Nominations now open for Chairman's Volunteer Achievement Awards 2019


PR Date: 
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 9:00am

Do you know someone who volunteers in their spare time to help others and their communities in North Hertfordshire? Well it’s that time of year again and your chance to nominate them for an award at North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Annual Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards.

Backed by The Comet, the awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding, praiseworthy individuals who volunteer their time to make a real difference in their local community.

The categories are as follows:

  • Caring Award – for someone’s acts of kindness

  • Dedication Award – for long service in voluntary or community work

  • Green Award – for helping to keep North Herts clean, safe and green

  • Sporting Achievement Award – to recognise a major contribution to sporting life

  • Young Star Award – for a young person (aged 25 or under) who has made a difference to their local community

Chairman of NHDC, Cllr John Bishop said: "These awards are a great way to recognise the individuals who voluntarily help to support their communities. Last year we celebrated the work of some of the most selfless people in our district, who work tirelessly to improve the lives of the people around them and the places they live. If you know somebody who deserves a public thank-you, then nominate them for this year's awards and let them know how much you appreciate the work that they do".

Nominated volunteers must volunteer in and live or work in the North Hertfordshire district. For more information on the categories and to make a nomination online, visit our website:

Nominations must be received by midnight on Friday 21 December 2018. A judging panel will consider all of the nominations and the awards will be presented at the Chairman’s Civic Reception at Wymondley Priory Barns in February 2019. The winners will receive a trophy and a small gift.

Photo: Last years winners (left to right):
Graham Haycroft, winner of the Chairman’s Caring award
Maggie Read, winner of the Young Star category award
Rachel Campbell, winner of the Green category award
Cllr Alan Millard, NHDC Chairman (at the time of the awards)
Vicky Pooley, Winner of the Judges Special Recognition award
Joshua Izzard, winner of the Vince Paige Sporting Achievement award
Marjorie McCarley, winner of the Chairman’s dedication award