Nominate Groups and People for Special Honour

TBCMembers of the public are being urged to nominate people and groups worthy of recognition to a brand new Tamworth Borough Council committee.

The Nominations Committee, chaired by former Mayor and Wilnecote ward councillor, Cllr Tina Clements, will meet to discuss people and groups put forward for recognition.

People or groups can be nominated for a public recognition award, Freeman of the Borough or Alderman.  The committee is looking for people or organisations who have made a difference whether through practical help or helping to make change to people’s lives.

Nominations in relation to people and/or organisations in Tamworth worthy of public recognition for their services to the borough will then be considered.

The committee will then put forward the nominated groups or individuals to Full Council – a meeting made up of all 30 councillors.  Successful awards will then be given at Full Council or at a Mayoral event.

Councillor Rob Pritchard, Deputy Leader of the Council, said, “This committee has been created to ensure nominations to the town’s top honours are open, accountable and most importantly, driven by the public.

“It will make it easier for the public to find out how to nominate the town’s heroes and get involved.  The committee will ensure nominations are properly scrutinised and then presented to Full Council meetings with their recommendations.  We hope to see many local residents nominating the unsung heroes in Tamworth to become Freemen and Freewomen of the future.”

Cllr Clements is joined by vice chair Cllrs Ken Gant, Margaret Clarke, David Foster and Evelyn Rowe.  There is also one independent member, Richard Hughes, former chief executive of Tamworth Co-operative Society.

Chairman of the Nominations Committee, Cllr Tina Clements, said, “People in Tamworth do so much for their communities, the places where they live and ultimately, make our borough a better place to live.

“We want to ensure there is a way our unsung heroes can be recognised with an award, showing how much we appreciate all they do for Tamworth.”

A nomination form can be found on Tamworth Borough Council’s website, under Council and Democracy, Committees.  The completed form needs to be sent to:  Democratic Services, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ.

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