Nominations now open for NHDC’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards 2020

PR Date: 
Monday, 2 December 2019 - 4:15pm

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 and the Royston Crow, 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

The awards are a great way to recognise the individuals who voluntarily help to support their communities and work tirelessly to improve the lives of the people around them and the places they live.

Claire Morgan, who heads up the North Hertfordshire District Council’s Community Engagement team, explained; ‘This is great way to celebrate and recognise the amazing work in our local community. These awards not only are a chance to reward the hard work and dedication of the district’s volunteer workforce, it also provides and opportunity to promote the work of local groups to the wider public.

Shane Cole, previous winner at the awards last year, was recognised for setting up the Hitchin based project 'Feed Up Warm Up' which provides hot food, food parcels, warm clothes, haircuts, chiropody, sanitary items and sign-posting services for vulnerable people. Shane said: "I feel honoured to have won this award. The work our team does is outstanding. From the Citizens Advice North Herts to the tea makers we all work together to accomplish our vision."

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 either live in North Herts or the work they have done has to take place in the district.

Nominations must be received by midnight on Friday 10 January. A judging panel will consider all of the nominations and the awards will be presented at the Chairman’s Civic Reception in February 2020. The winners will receive a trophy and a prize.

For more information on the categories and to make a nomination online, visit our website: