14 February, 2019
Some of our most community-spirited residents are set to receive official recognition for their efforts from the Town Council.
Members of the public are being asked to nominate someone they think is deserving of one of the Council’s Civic Awards 2019.
“They could be a person who makes a difference - maybe as a carer or fundraiser - someone who works tirelessly to serve the community, or someone the nominator believes is an unsung hero,” said Town Council Chair Cllr Gareth Davies.
There are four award categories:
• Outstanding service to the community
• Outstanding achievement
• Overcoming adversity
• Youth award
The only criteria are that nominees must live in Blaenavon, represent Blaenavon organisations or be involved in voluntary work within the town. Long service awards will also 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 secretary of that organisation.
The closing date for nominations is Thursday, February 28 and application forms are available from Town Council Clerk Kevin Warren at the Council Offices, 101 High Street; telephone 01495 790643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an electronic version; and from the World Heritage Centre on Church Road and Blaenavon Post Office in Broad Street.
• Pictured is one of last year’s winners, Stephen Wood, who joined Blaenavon Town Band when it was the Colliery Workingmen’s Band in 1963 and also served with the Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh (Territorial Army Band) for 40 years.