Council seeks Community Service Awards nominations

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The Clutha District Council is seeking nominations for the 2022 Clutha District Community Service Awards.

The awards are aimed at recognising people throughout the Balclutha community who contribute widely to the district.

The awards take place every year and monetary prizes are issued to individuals and groups who demonstrate notable service to the community.

The awards are set to be held on June 23 this year, and nominations close on April 29.

At last year’s Community Service Awards ceremony the Lawrence Skate Park committee, Murray Harris, Marilyn Redditt, and high school pupil Sophie Ruffell all received awards for their efforts in the community, along with many others.

Winning recipients in each of the community group categories receive $1000 and the supreme winner receives an additional $2000 to help support the community work they were stepping up to accomplish.

The Youth Spirit award winner also receives $750 for their efforts.

The Lawrence Skate Park committee received last year’s supreme award from the group category.

There are three different categories for the Community Service Awards.

There are the individual awards, for which people can nominate an ‘‘unsung hero’’ within the Balclutha community that they believe deserves consideration.

There is the Youth Spirit Award for a year 13 high school student within the Balclutha community who has greatly contributed to their school and community during their time as a student.

There is also the Community Group Award that applies to groups that have achieved a special project in the past 12 months of benefit to the Balclutha district in a range of categories listed on the Clutha District Council’s website.

The council is keen to find deserving residents from the Clutha community for this year’s awards, and asks for nominations to be sent in by April 29.