Commitment within the community awards
21st December 2009
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Do you know an individual, charitable group, good neighbour or green business who has consistently demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment in their particular field?  Well, why not nominate them for a prestigous award to celebrate their achievements in the local community? 

The Audentior Awards are now in their seventh year, celebrating the achievements of community spirited individuals and organisations in the borough.

There are seven categories of award honouring outstanding dedication shown by individuals and organisations. The categories are -

  • The Mayor's Award  - this award is for a unique individual who makes Watford a better place to be. Someone who has given a number of years dedication to their work, either paid or voluntary or a high profile individual leading the change for the better in the town.
  • Chairman's Award for Volunteer of the Year - Councillor Keith Crout Chairman of the Council, gives this award to an indivdual who uses their time and talents generously for the benefit of the community - no matter how big or small the cause.
  • Good Neighbour Award - for an individual who goes "the extra mile" to help people around them. It could be someone who works for the good of local people in the area, for example as part of a Resident's Association and is known as a friend to turn to when people have a problem or are in need.
  • Charitable Group Award  - for a group who have a life changing effect on those they care for and who do good work in the community, providing activities or services for others.
  • One Watford Green Business Award - Everybody has a role to play in  improving the environment and this award championed by One Watford, the local strategic partnership recognises those who have shown leadership and a positive approach to reducing the impact of business on the environment.
  • Young Person or Group of Young People Award  - for young people up to the age of 25 who have made a positive contribution to the community, demonstrating exceptional leadership and providing a good example to their friends. They may have excelled academically, in sports or in the arts, or they may have faced exceptional personal challenges.
  • The Disability Access Award - For a shop, business or service provider who can demonstrate that they have given careful consideration and met the needs of disabled people and customers.

 So get your thinking caps on and recognise a great achievement or contribution by making your nomination for one or more of these awards! As elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill says " Watford is full of people who think nothing of giving up their time to help others. If you believe that you know someone who would be worthy of a nomination in any of the seven categories, please put their name forward."

Nomination forms will be available from the council's Customer Service Centre at the Town Hall from January, on the council's web site at: or you can request a copy by emailing . The deadline for nominations is Monday 1st February. 



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