We’re thrilled to announce the commencement of nominations for the upcoming “Celebration of Newtown” awards scheduled for the 10th April 2024. This event will celebrate and honour individuals, groups, and organisations that have made significant positive contributions to Newtown and its surrounding areas over the past year.

We’ve introduced a diverse range of award categories and eagerly await nominations for the following accolades:

Newtown Volunteer of the Year Award

An award which looks to recognise an individual who has given their time generously and made a positive and valuable contribution to the community of Newtown.

Young Person or Youth Group of the Year Award

An award for an inspirational young person or group (aged 19 or under) from Newtown that has volunteered and contributed their time to make a positive contribution within the local community over the last year.

Local Business of the Year Award

For a local business, within the Newtown area, who has made an outstanding contribution to the local area. The Category will award in the subcategories of:

  1. Innovation & Enterprise Award An award to recognise a local business that has demonstrated enterprise, vision, innovation or entrepreneurial spirit within Newtown and the local area.
  2. Third Sector Award An award to be given to a charitable organisation, social enterprise, or not for profit organisation, who have made a positive impact on the local community.
  3. Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality Award is open to any business (for example hotels, visitor attractions, food & drink businesses) operating in Newtown & surrounding area. Award looks to recognise businesses that demonstrate exceptional commitment to providing an outstanding experience for visitors, tourists, and business travellers to the area.

Climate & Sustainability Award

An award which seeks to recognise the work of an individual, groups, organisations or businesses that have undertaken activity to promote sustainability and introduced initiatives to reduce the impact of climate change in the local area. Aiming to recognise those that are leading the way to a sustainable future.

Sports Award

For an individual, team or group in Newtown who have achieved or helped achieve excellence in the field of sport. The award could look to recognise the achievement of reaching national or international level, an individual who has given a significant amount of time to support sport within Newtown.

Creative Arts Contribution Award

For an individual, team or group in the Newtown area who excels in the Creative Arts and/or has contributed to the creativity to our Town. Nominations are welcome from any form of creativity.

We invite you to celebrate Newtown’s achievements by considering suitable nominees for these awards. Submit your nominations here – https://forms.office.com/e/sRh8NmX6gX

The nomination deadline is midday on the 5th February.

Paper copies of the nomination forms are also available at the Town Council Office. For further information, please contact chris.lewis@newtown.org.uk or call us on 01686 625544.

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