Calling all heroes! Whether they’re an individual or a group who are promoting a positive image of Stockport or a young person who tirelessly raises money for charity, do you know a local hero?
Stockport Council would like to say thank you to the borough’s extraordinary citizens and will be holding an awards ceremony for those who make us proud of Stockport. The awards have been created to highlight the special citizens within our community who go above and beyond but more often than not, who’s efforts go unrecognised. To remedy that, Stockport Council is launching their rolling programme of Council civic awards.
Here’s a list of categories for the Community Heroes awards:
1) Promoting Stockport as a place to live and do business: individuals or groups who have promoted a positive image of Stockport on a regional or national stage.
2) Recognising local innovations: groups of communities who are sparking growth from innovation.
3) Contributing to a thriving economy: organisations making a difference in Stockport by creating jobs, employing local people, contributing to a community, taking on apprentices or care leavers.
4) Education providers making a difference in a community: targeting schools, colleges, nurseries who are reaching out with projects and activities in their local area.
5) Young people making a difference in their community: targeting youth groups, cadets, scouting, Duke of Edinburgh awards etc.
6) Sport and exercise contributing to health and well-being in a community: targeting running clubs, football coaches, walking clubs, dancing etc.
7) Volunteering to promote independence in a community: people doing it for themselves with initiatives like foodbanks, friends of parks and localities, clubs etc.
8) Resilient Communities: acknowledging a person or group that has worked hard to create a safer neighbourhood and helped to make a community where people help each other in times of need.
9) Community Creatives: championing community arts and creative projects, big or small, from individuals or groups showing how creative activities can benefit individuals and strengthen communities.
10) Borough Heroes: those who got the extra mile but whose help often goes unrecognised.
Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council, said:
“The reason we are recognising our Community Heroes is that more often than not, those who go the extra mile often go unrecognised. There are so many individuals and groups who invest their own time and effort to improve their local communities – this is a great opportunity to recognise them and to say thank you to them.”
To take part and put someone forward, please visit the nominations page here.
If you feel that the citizen in the spotlight you are nominating doesn’t fit into any of the categories, the Council will make efforts to suggest an appropriate category for you if you leave the category section on the form blank.