South Norfolk Council launches awards for unsung heroes

A Norfolk council is set to launch an awards scheme for local unsung heroes.

Volunteers will receive an award recognising their contribution to the community, but also �250 to give to a project or a charity of their choice as part of the South Norfolk Council scheme.

The local authority's Queen's Diamond Jubilee Community Awards 2012 are part of the council's wider priority of promoting localism and the Big Society.

Bob McClenning, council chairman, said: 'We believe that volunteers are the life blood and the pulse of our communities. In this special Diamond Jubilee year we are delighted to have you here to start the Community Awards program.'

There are six award categories and nominations are open until August 10.

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All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the award ceremony on October 19 at the John Innes Centre.

The new award scheme is sponsored by the Co-op and Saffron Housing Trust.

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You can nominate people by calling 01508 533662 or visiting the South Norfolk Council website.

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