The Peace Week awards focus on individuals and groups who selflessly give back to their communities, and the theme ‘Do Something Kind’ centres on simple acts of kindness in schools, workplaces and our communities which make a big difference to our community.
At the heart of these nominations is the celebration of different generations and diverse communities working together.
Barking and Dagenham Council is working with both the Barking and Dagenham Peace Alliance and the Police to deliver these awards and have created six categories in which to nominate someone:
- The most welcoming neighbour award
- The safer community award
- The young persons contributing to society award (under 19)
- The bringing people together award
- DREAM (Develop Real Examples and Mentors) award
- Outstanding contribution award
Cabinet Member for Crime, Justice and Communities, Cllr Jeanne Alexander, said: “Peace week is an opportunity for local people to celebrate and promote the things that make a real difference to peace and safety in our neighbourhoods. And the awards are a great opportunity to thank those people in the community who selflessly contribute to this. I would like to urge everyone to make sure that they nominate anyone they believe is deserving of this borough recognition.”
Nominations for these awards are now open, and will close at 5pm on Friday 10 August 2012.
Completed nomination forms should be returned to Nikky Noibi at Barking Town Hall.