Civic Awards 2024: who’s your community hero?

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Civic Awards!

The Lewes Town Council Civic Awards aim to recognise and celebrate those who make significant contributions to Lewes town and its residents.

In every community there are people who work tirelessly for the benefit of others, often quietly and in the background, and whose efforts can be too easily overlooked. Do you know someone like that?

Nominations can be made for individuals or groups who have provided long-term service to Lewes residents, or to individuals or groups who have created a recent but highly innovative and demonstrably impactful service.

This could be through specific endeavours or through a combination of a number of factors: those who add social, cultural, educational, economic or environmental value to the town; initiatives to improve quality of life for residents; a sustained contribution to a particular issue which has far-reaching benefits for Lewes; or improving the promotion of the town or enhancing its reputation.

To find out more, you can download the full Civic Awards Policy which includes a nomination form. The form can also be found via our website. Nominations are due by January 31 2024.

All nominations will be considered by our panel and the awards will be presented at the Annual Town Meeting on 20 March 2024.

How to nominate somebody for a Lewes Town Council Civic Award

All you need to do is fill in a simple form on our website.

You need to give the name of your nominee, some detail about why you think they deserve an award, and some details so we can get back in touch with you and them if they win. It’s that simple!

If you’re having trouble thinking about what to write, here’s an example:

“I’m nominating the Mayor for all he has done for the town this year. He is the Chair of Lewes Town Council and leads the councillors in making important decisions for our town. This really supports the community because it helps people get access to services like allotments, financial grants and community centres. The Mayor is a kind and generous person and is happy to listen to anybody who needs help. He has also done a lot of good shining a spotlight on people in the community by planning the Civic Awards.”

Please note: The nomination form asks for the details of the person you are nominating, as well as your details. This is so that we can get in touch with you if we have any further details we need for your nomination, and with your nominee if they win! This data will be stored securely, and destroyed after the awards take place, we will just keep a record of who was nominated, and won, but no contact details for these people.