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Recognising Rushcliffe Community Awards 2017

21 September 2017

We have teamed up with the Nottingham Post again this year to run the Recognising Rushcliffe Community Awards. Rushcliffe residents are being urged to nominate their unsung and unseen heroes in their communities.

Councillor Simon Robinson, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, said:

“It is an honour, today, to open the nominations for the 2017 Recognising Rushcliffe Awards. These annual awards are the opportunity to recognise the achievements of the extraordinary people who make Rushcliffe such a great place to live and work.

The Awards, split over seven categories, focus on the people, organisations and businesses who make a real difference to our Borough. The nominations, which come from the community, are a way of saying thank you to the people who give up their own time to benefit others. These are the people who make Rushcliffe a desirable place to live, a place that offers much more than a roof over your head; these are the people that make this Borough a community. This is your opportunity to give them the recognition they rightly deserve.”

The awards ceremony will take place at The Becket School in West Bridgford on Wednesday 15November.

To nominate someone for an award, you can nominate online at:

Nominations close on Friday 6 October.


The awards will recognise people in the following eight categories:

Enabling the Community Award – sponsored by Handelsbanken

This award is about recognising people that are helping to create a safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly community. This could be an individual or a team of people that have taken on a project or task that is better the lives of people in the Rushcliffe Community.

Supporting the Local Economy Award – sponsored by CL Women

This award is to recognise a business in Rushcliffe that helps to support the local community. This could be through employing local people, or putting profit back into the Rushcliffe area.

Rushcliffe Food and Drink Establishment Award – sponsored by fhpliving

This award will go to a business that produces or sells the fantastic food and drink on offer in Rushcliffe. The judges will be looking at quality, provenance, and presentation, as well as the best place for a cuppa, pint, pizza, pie or pastry.

Rushcliffe Hero Award – sponsored by RotheraSharp Solicitors

This award will go to an individual who has made a tangible difference to life in Rushcliffe. An unsung hero who puts a smile on faces and is committed to their place.

Young Achiever Award – sponsored by Blimey creative

Who do you know who has shown major potential? Who is one to watch in the future? Nominate Rushcliffe's rising star.

Supporting Young People Award

This award is to recognise people, clubs or teams that support young people under the age of 16. This can be through sport, mentoring or simply a youth club that keeps young people in a safe environment rather than on the streets.

Pride of Rushcliffe Award – sponsored by Rushcliffe Borough Council

This award is simply to recognise people who make you proud to live in Rushcliffe.

Good Neighbour Award- sponsored by Streetwise

This award is to recognise a neighbour who has helped or supported another neighbour in the area, this could be anything from a chat, helping out with the gardening or simply putting a smile on the faces of the people who live near them.