Search is on for unsung heroes

Unsung heroes are once again being sought as the Our Malvern Hills Community Awards return.

The awards were launched for the first time last year by Malvern Hills District Council and were a huge success, with 60 nominations and 20 groups and individuals recognised during a celebration event.

Organisers are now appealing to the public to help make this year’s awards bigger and better by nominating even more people, organisations or projects that have improved the lives and well-being of residents.

There are six categories people can nominate in - Safe and Sound, Improving Lives, Action in the Community, Cleaner and Greener, Young Person’s and Business in the Community.

Those chosen to receive an award will be presented with it during a celebration ceremony at the HD Anywhere Stadium, the home of Malvern Town FC, on Wednesday, 29 November 2017.

The awards form part of Malvern Hills District Council’s Five Year Plan commitment to building stronger and healthier communities.

 Cllr David Watkins, portfolio holder for healthier communities on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Last year was a magnificent celebration of the many ways our residents get involved in their communities and make a difference to people’s lives.

“If you know an individual, organisation or project making a difference where you live, then please nominate and help us shine a light on even more of those wonderful people and ensure they get the recognition they deserve.”

For more information and to download a nomination form visit Paper copies are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street and Malvern Library. They can also be requested by calling Isobel Rich on 01684 862467. Deadline for nominations is Sunday, 29 October 2017.

Sarah Dawes