Hythe & Dibden Parish Council Nomination Form Community Spirit Award and Environmental Champion Award
Community Spirit Award and Environmental Champion Award- INFORMATION
1.0 INTRODUCTION

Since February 2020 the pandemic has brought many changes to the Parish and one of the most amazing is the many ways in which the community stepped up to help each other. The Parish Council wishes to continue a tradition that is a memorable and distinctive way for the community to thank and pay special tribute to the people of Hythe and Dibden whose work and efforts have shown kindness and support in this extraordinary year. These people have been key in getting the community through this difficult time and what they do and what they have achieved is an example for us all.
This year alongside the winner of the Community Spirit and the Environment Awards every person who is nominated will be recognised with the unique Community Spirit Award Pin especially designed by local graphic designer Simon Chadwick.


• Community Spirit – this can be volunteers/neighbours/friends/family who did shopping when you couldn’t get out, delivery drivers, just a neighbour who stopped by to say hello or a friend who rang to check you were OK, Businesses that went out of their way to deliver goods and services to you etc. People who sewed PPE, collected care packages for frontline workers. People who collected food and essentials, the list is endless. Essentially anyone who showed kindness and support and made the last year more bearable for you.

• Environmental Champion – to particularly recognise people who voluntarily keeps our Parish clean and tidy and/or undertake environmental improvement work.

2.0 WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?
You do not need to be a resident of Hythe and Dibden to be nominated for the Awards if your work is of benefit to the residents of the Parish
No elected representative may be nominated whilst they still hold office and a person cannot self-nominate. No employee of the Council can be nominated for work undertaken whilst on contract.
There is no age limit for nomination for the Community Spirit and Environmental Champion Award

WHO DECIDES THE AWARD?
A working group of 6 Councillors has been set up to decide who should receive the awards. Those receiving an award and/or certificate will be notified by letter from the chairman of working group and all persons making a nomination will be informed of the decision.

WHEN WILL THE AWARDS BE PRESENTED?
The presentation of the awards will be undertaken at the Hythe of Activity Event on Saturday 7th August 2021

3.0 WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS?
Nominations will be accepted until noon Friday 9th July 2021. All nominations received after the deadline cannot be considered

4.0 NOMINATION GUIDELINES
The completed and signed nomination form, with the (up to) 50-word description of why the person is being nominated and any supporting materials must be submitted to the Council as one submission or pack. It is preferred that the information is submitted by email however the information can be posted or hand delivered to the Grove whereupon it will be scanned

FORMS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
The nomination form and additional information will be available on the Council’s website and to collect from The Grove as a printed pack. Further information is available by telephoning the Parish Council office on 02380 841411.

5.0 AWARDS

5.1 Coronovirus Community Spirit Award
Every nominee will receive a unique commemorative enamel pin, a letter with a citation and their name put on a board which will be displayed in the Reception in the Grove. The Overall Winner will receive a cup and a £20 One4All voucher.

5.2 Environmental Champion
This is a cup and a £20 One4all voucher, and a certificate
All persons nominated will be presented with a certificate at the presentation event.

For further information contact the Parish Council on 02380 841411 or email helen.bradley@hytheanddibden.gov.uk
Please tick the box for the Award that you are nominating the person for. *
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Contact details of the person being nominated and the reason for nomination
Please answer every question or we will be unable to process the nomination.
Name of the Person being nominated *
Organisation (if appropriate)
House Number & Street
Phone Number
email address
Brief Description (max 50 words) of why you are nominating this person. Please note this Description will be written on the citation. *
Contact details of you , the Nominator.
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Our policy and Information Handling
It is the policy of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability. Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in these awards.
All information given, or obtained, in connection with this form will be held by Hythe and Dibden Parish Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information collected from this form will be used for purposes of processing your Nomination for the Community Spirit or the Environmental Champion Award.
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