Mayor's Awards 2018

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MAYOR OF SHREWSBURY’S AWARDS

Shrewsbury Town Council presents the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s Awards annually to individuals, companies or organisations within Shrewsbury in recognition of their achievements towards enhancing the local area within the categories below.  The public as well as officers and members of the Council using the following criteria can put nominations forward:

Built Heritage –  enhancing the built heritage of the area

  • The building/scheme/project must have been completed within the last 12 months;
  • The award will be given to the owner of the building/scheme/project;
  • The building must have enhanced the area through buildings/civil engineering schemes/projects which are appropriate to their setting in terms of materials, features and relationship to their surroundings;
  • Each building/scheme/project will be judged on its own merit.

There are two award categories:

  • Single New Dwellings, Conversions and Minor Works Category; and
  • Commercial Developments and Major Schemes Category.

Business –  enhancing the economy of the area

  • Creation of new jobs within the area;
  • Investment in training and their workforce;
  • Investment within the area;
  • Recent expansion of existing business;
  • Large scale employment within the area;
  • Demonstrating success as a small business;
  • Promoting equal opportunities;
  • Actively promoting tourism within Shrewsbury;
  • Demonstrating innovation in production techniques or new products; and
  • Young entrepreneurs, aged 16 – 30 years, who have been trading at least three months but no more than 18 months on 31st March 2017.

There are four award categories:

  • Large Employers (over 50 employees)
  • Small Employers (under 50 employees)
    • Not-for-Profit Organisations
    • Young Entrepreneur Category

Community –  enhancing the social wellbeing of the area

  • Nominees must have a distinctive connection or link to Shrewsbury;
  • Nominees must be based or have a base within Shrewsbury; and
  • Projects must operate on a non-commercial basis.
  • Nominations are welcomed for paid employees of community organisations and charities operating within the town, but there must be evidence that their efforts add significant contribution to the social well-being of the town beyond the requirements within their job description.

There are three award categories:

  • Group Category
  • Individual Category
  • Volunteer Category

Courtesy –  promoting Shrewsbury as a Friendly and courteous place

  • Nominees must be able to demonstrate a strong ethos of customer service;
  • Nominees must show they go above and beyond in addressing customer needs and/or responding to customer complaints;
  • Nominees must care as much for their workforce as the public at large engendering respect and mutual appreciation of roles;
  • Nominees must have that friendly approach.

Environment - enhancing the environment of the area

Environment Category Criteria

  • Reducing the amount of waste disposed of to landfill by minimising waste at source re-using, recycling or composting;
  • Increasing the amount of energy generated from renewable sources and/or improved energy efficiency;
  • Creating or enhancing wildlife habitats;
  • Reducing pollution to air, water or land; and
  • Improving resource efficiency through better design or improved efficiency.

Tidy Shrewsbury Category Criteria

  • Addressing problems of litter, leaf fall, dog fouling and other debris within their community;
  • Improving the visual amenity of the area through schemes such as painting, garden tidying, flower/bulb/tree planting;
  • Adopt an open space scheme carrying out clean ups and arranging on-going maintenance;
  • Village green/play park/pond/other open space restoration schemes; and
  • Graffiti/fly posting clean ups.
  • Entrants can nominate themselves but letters of support must be provided.
  • Any scheme/project must be currently active or completed within the last 12 months.

Tourism - promoting Shrewsbury as a visitor destination

  • Nominees must have contributed to services to tourism within Shrewsbury;
  • Nominees must be based or have a base within Shrewsbury;
  • Nominees may carry out their work on a paid or volunteer basis;

The award is open to any businesses, individuals, groups and organisations who have contributed to tourism within the town.

Youth - enhancing the wellbeing of young people in the area

  • Nominees must have a distinctive connection or link to Shrewsbury;
  • Nominees must be based or have a base within Shrewsbury; and
  • Projects must operate on a non-commercial basis.

There are three award categories:

  • School Category
  • Group Category
  • Individual Category

Market Trader of the Year

Why not pop into Shrewsbury’s Indoor Market and vote for your favourite trader.  Look out for the nomination box in the Market Hall and simply submit your vote.  This will be judged on a 1st, 2nd and 3rd basis by amount of votes received.

Mayor’s Special Awards

These Awards are presented to those unsung heroes that the Mayor has met during the Mayoral year as chosen by the Mayor.

 

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GUIDANCE NOTES

Ensure the information is explicit and to the point.  The judges read many applications and if details on your form are not clear your nomination will not stand out.

Who may make a nomination

Anyone may make a nomination by completing a nomination form and forwarding it to: The Mayor’s Secretary, Shrewsbury Town Council, Riggs Hall, The Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AS or submitting it via e mail to carol.pullen@shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Closing date for nominations

The closing date is Monday 9th April 2018 with an Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday 9th May

Changes to information submitted

Wherever possible the Town Council must be advised of any important changes or additions to information supplied on the nomination form such as change of address etc.

Letters of support

Letters of support should be from those who have first-hand knowledge of and who can endorse the nominee’s contribution.

Acknowledgement of nominations

All nominations will be acknowledged but it is not possible to enter into details on the merits of any particular nomination and its progress.  Please supply an e mail address for acknowledgement.

Unsuccessful nominations and re-nominations

If, after the Mayor’s Award ceremony has taken place, your nominee has not been successful, you may assume the nomination has lapsed.  You may re-submit your nomination on a fresh nomination form, but this will not automatically mean it will be successful.

Who can be nominated

Individuals, groups, organisations and businesses can be nominated but they must have a distinctive connection to Shrewsbury or be based or have a base within the area.

Award criteria

Each award has criteria which nominees must fulfil at least one of the mentioned points.  The judging panel reserve the right to move the nomination into a different category if they feel this is more appropriate.

 

Please complete nomination form below and return to Mayor's Secretary, Carol Pullen at carol.pullen@shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk or by post to Riggs Hall, The Library, Castle Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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