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Nominations open for Southwark’s Civic Awards

Do you know of an organisation or a person who has shown outstanding commitment and given up their time for their Southwark community? Or contributed to improving the quality of life for people living in Southwark?

If so, you have until Saturday 1 March to nominate them for a Southwark Civic Award.

The Civic Award scheme is administered by the Southwark Civic Association on behalf of Southwark Council. There are a number of awards available in categories which include Young Person of the Year, Business Person of the Year, enhancing Racial Harmony, recognition of a company's support for training and employment initiatives for the people of Southwark. There are also local awards called Honorary Liberties which cover the three old boroughs which are part of today's Southwark – Camberwell, Southwark and Bermondsey – and similar honours relating to neighbourhood areas within these districts.

Mayor of Southwark Cllr Denise Capstick said: "This is a chance for people to nominate a person or organisation who deserves recognition for their supreme effort, strength, bravery or achievement. We have so many organisations and people who carry out fantastic work in the Borough, and the Civic Awards are there to recognise and celebrate their efforts, so please nominate now!"

Civic Award nomination forms are available from any local library, including the John Harvard Library in Borough High Street and Newington Library in Walworth Road.

Nominees will be told in April if they are to receive an award, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony in May.

The Southwark Civic Association is an independent organisation made up of people from business, heritage and community groups based in Southwark.

The Court of the Civic Association will meet on 8 March to decide the final nominees. The Council considers the names recommended by the Association and makes the awards.

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