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Time to celebrate all that’s great about North East Lincolnshire

1:52 pm, Monday, 7th March 2022 - 2 years ago


The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire is getting ready to celebrate all that’s great about our borough in the first Civic Awards.

People could nominate individuals, community groups or organisations for award categories, focusing on the community, environment, sport, and business.

Nominees and sponsors have been invited to an awards ceremony at Grimsby Town Hall on Friday 11 March.

“During the past few years, many local people have become champions within our communities, putting others before themselves in so many ways,” said Councillor David Hasthorpe.

“When I became Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, I wanted to show these amazing people that we appreciate what they do for so many.

“Being the first of its kind, the Civic Awards celebrate the best there is in North East Lincolnshire, shining a light on those who are truly making a difference.

“These awards are all about highlighting the positive and celebrating the good in our fantastic borough – from our businesses and entrepreneurs, to our young people and voluntary and community organisations.”

He added: “It was a tough decision whittling down the nominees to choose our winners because there were so many worthy candidates.

“I look forward to seeing everyone who has been invited and to celebrate all you do for our communities.”

Renewables firm myenergi is the headline sponsor of the event.

“At myenergi, we are local people, running a local business and in turn we want to recognise local people, running local businesses, helping local causes and developing local talent,” said Kate Tyrell, corporate events and relationships manager at myenergi.

“Celebrating individual achievements, environmental initiatives, and community kindness in an everchanging landscape is how we can encourage ourselves to do better, aim higher and celebrate each other’s success. Therefore, we are proud to partner with the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire for the inaugural Civic Awards and we very much look forward to seeing all the positive examples our local community have to share.”

Richard Askem will compere on the evening.

Other sponsors for the Civic Awards are: Grimsby Fish Merchants Association, Healing Manor, the Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner, Forrester Boyd Wealth Management, Tiru (formerly Dalkia Wastenergy), YMCA Humber, E Factor Group Ltd, Ish Fish and JemBuild.

Here’s a round-up of the award categories which people could nominate for:

Community Together Award. For individuals, community groups or organisations involved in bringing communities together through a local project or community event or who have excelled within their communities. The winner will have demonstrated how they have used others’ potential and strength to help people help themselves and others. Sponsor: Grimsby Fish Merchants Association.

Creative Excellence Award. For those who have helped raise the profile of arts in the borough, helping to make things happen and giving our communities the chance to express themselves creatively. Sponsor: Healing Manor.

Sporting Achievement Award. For a person, group or organisation that has helped create a lasting sporting legacy, encouraged participation, and promoted sport. Sponsor: the Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner.

Youth Sporting Achievement Award: The winner will be a young individual or youth-led community group or organisation that is helping to create a lasting sporting legacy. Sponsor: Forrester Boyd Wealth Management.

Environmental Achievement Award: For an individual or group that has worked to celebrate, improve, and protect the environment in which they live and who voluntarily strive to improve the outdoor environment for their communities. Sponsor: Tiru (formerly Dalkia Wastenergy).

Youth Environmental Achievement Award: For an individual under 21, or a youth-led community group or organisation that has worked to protect our local environment, striving to enhance our local outdoor spaces. Sponsor: Tiru (formerly Dalkia Wastenergy).

Young Achiever Award: To celebrate an inspirational person, under 21, who has made an outstanding contribution by volunteering with the community – demonstrating leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm. Sponsor: YMCA Humber.

Business in the Community Award: This award recognises the businesses that have invested in North East Lincolnshire’s communities through sponsorship or other forms of support to make it a better place to work, play and stay. Sponsor: E Factor Group Ltd.

Healthy Living Award: For an individual or community group that has improved the health and wellbeing of people or communities in North East Lincolnshire, be it physical, mental, emotional, or social. Sponsor: Ish Fish.

The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement: Specially selected by the Mayor and not open for public nomination, this will celebrate someone for their outstanding contribution and dedication to the borough. Sponsor: JemBuild.

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