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Civic Awards showcase ‘best of the borough’ in night of glitz and glamour

5:11 pm, Monday, 11th March 2024 - 3 weeks ago


THE third annual Civic Awards got underway on Friday with nominees being celebrated for their significant contributions to North East Lincolnshire.

Nominees gathered at Grimsby Town Hall to enjoy a formal dinner ahead of the ceremony, where attendees heard the stories of fellow-nominees.

The awards were established to celebrate and recognise the impact of individuals, organisations and businesses in North East Lincolnshire. This year’s awards received 119 nominees across 8 categories.

In his closing remarks, the Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Ian Lindley, praised the incredible work of Civic Award winners and nominees.

Cllr Lindley said:

“It’s been a fantastic night and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed hearing the stories of those nominated. There are some very worthy winners, and some equally worthy nominees. They’re all winners in my opinion, and I feel certain that we’ll see many of them returning next year because they are really doing some great work in North East Lincolnshire.”

The awards are organised by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Civic Office.

Winners and runners up in the Civic Awards 2024

Veteran in the Community Award

Winner: Mark Ireland

Environmental Impact Award

Winner: Grimsby in Bloom Repair Café

Sporting and Wellness Award

Winner: Mike Burton

Inspirational Young Person Award

Winner: Illie Jackson

Business in the Community Award

Winner: Blossom Home Care

Charity / Volunteer of the Year Award

Winner: Eve Samuels

Good Neighbour Award

Winner: PC Dave Cave

Mayor’s Community Impact Award

Winner: Carolanne White

Thank you

Mayor, Cllr Ian Lindley, said that the evening underscored the importance of the awards and urged others to nominate their peers.

“We’ve seen and heard some great stories in this year’s nominations – people who really go above and beyond every day to support their communities, empower individuals to better themselves, and really make a difference.

“We know that there are more people out there who go unrecognised, who turn up each day and put in that extra effort. This might be a young person who is volunteering for charity, a veteran who is supporting others, or a business that invests in their community.

“It’s important that we celebrate these achievements and showcase the very best of North East Lincolnshire.”

The awards were judged by Councillor Ian Lindley, Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Tony Gaskins, Chief Executive of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Citizen’s Advice Bureau, and Liz Parry, owner of Abby’s Wine Bar and Bistro.

The awards were presented by previous award winners Jax Batty, Frank Sparkes, Kate Conway, Chief Executive of YMCA Humber, Theresa Ellerby from Children’s House Nursery, Liz Parry and Cllr Ian Lindley.

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