Platinum Jubilee Civic Awards launches

Published: 22/06/2022
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The Ashford Borough Council Platinum Jubilee Civic Awards will take place in this historic year to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to honour those people who have delivered community service by outstanding achievement or dedicated contribution within the borough of Ashford.

The awards will provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of individuals who have enriched the lives of others in their community, who have made significant achievements or who have acted as role models for our residents.

In every corner of the borough there are people who are quietly remarkable. There are people who possess great strength of character, who make a substantial contribution to their community and who enrich the lives of others. 

There are also people who have made great personal sacrifice in order to achieve something outstanding. These people are often unrecognised and unknown – except by the people they are helping.

The Council held its first Civic Awards ceremony in 2012, as a fitting tribute to Her Majesty the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year.

Six years later, to mark the end of the First World War, we once again hosted the Civic Awards to highlight our wonderful community champions and to make sure they were acknowledged and received the recognition they deserved.

Now the third Civic Awards will take place in September 2022 and has launched this week. Once again our business community will be making a financial contribution to support participation for this forthcoming event.

Cllr Gerry Clarkson, Executive Leader of Ashford Borough Council, said “We live in a wonderful part of the county, right in the heart of the Garden of England, with the urban town of Ashford and the delightful rural town of Tenterden, both of which are surrounded by charming villages.

“We are fortunate that Ashford is blessed with kind spirited individuals throughout the borough who act with tremendous dignity and who are at the heartbeat of their communities – a perfect embodiment of Caring Ashford.

“We want to honour those who give their time to improve the lives of others, those people who go above and beyond, who put the wellbeing of others first. The Civic Awards is a platform on which these people can, quite rightly shine, and it is a chance for the wider community to acknowledge their efforts and thank them.”

Nominations are now open and the closing date for nominations is Wednesday 27 July.

For further information, including the nomination criteria, please visit our Civic Awards web page or email: civicawards@ashford.gov.uk.