30 January 2020
The Town Council has changed the criteria it uses for nominations for our annual Civic Awards, broadening the conditions so that non-residents and non-volunteers can also be considered.
In the past, nominees have had to either live in Blaenavon, represent Blaenavon organisations or be involved in voluntary work within the town. But the 2020 awards are now open to people who have also made ‘a significant impact’ on the town.
“The Council agreed that the awards should be more like Freedom of City awards where people are often neither residents nor volunteers, but have a connection to the city that has earned them recognition for that connection,” said Clerk to the Council Kevin Warren.
There are four award categories:
- Outstanding service to the community
- Outstanding achievement
- Overcoming adversity
- Youth award
Long service awards will be given to people who have completed a minimum of 15 years’ service within their organisation, and the nomination forms must be completed by the organisation’s secretary.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, February 28. You can download application forms here, email email@example.com, or pick up paper versions from the Council Offices, 101 High Street, the Post Office in Broad Street and the World Heritage Centre on Church Road.