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Community Award Established For Hailsham

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Do you know someone working for the benefit of the Hailsham community or who has committed an outstanding act of bravery or community service? Why not show your appreciation and nominate them for the ‘Hailsham Hero’ Award?

The Mayor of Hailsham, Councillor Nigel Coltman, will be delighted to present the very first ‘Hailsham Hero’ awards in 2016.

The award is to celebrate those people working tirelessly amongst us, in recognition of outstanding service to the people of Hailsham, or perhaps a person who has committed a single act of bravery, heroism or selflessness in the past twelve months.

Hailsham Town Council is calling on the people across town to put forward nominations for the award and want you to provide information on someone in the community who achieves great things or has gone above and beyond what is expected of them to make things happen.

If you would like to nominate an individual who has been a resident of the Town for the past three years, please use the Town Council’s nomination form to demonstrate that during the past twelve months or more, the person has made a significant contribution to the advancement, wellbeing and welfare of the people of Hailsham in a voluntary capacity, demonstrated excellent citizenship ,or has committed a one-off act of heroism, selflessness or bravery.

For more details or a copy of the nomination form, click here. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 29th January 2016. A panel consisting of the Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor, one other town councillor and two members of the community will then select the successful person at a meeting at the end of February 2016.

The recipient of the award and any ‘runner’s-up’ will be given their award at the Annual Town Meeting being held on the evening of 19th April 2016 at the Civic Community Hall in Hailsham.

Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman said it is important that Hailsham’s “unsung heroes” are able to be acknowledged and given formal recognition. He said: “This award is a fantastic way to commend and celebrate all those individuals who selflessly work throughout the year to help others in the community.”

“These hard-working volunteers are an inspiration to others and demonstrate how so much can be achieved when a community pulls together to help one another. Such individuals are the sort of people who – often quietly – make their contribution within the town and benefiting others.”

“For this reason, I believe it is fitting that we pay tribute to our unsung heroes, their achievements and the role they play in helping to make our town a great place to live, learn and work.”

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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