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Pride of Gedling 2023 awards launched

Date Posted: 10:42 AM on Mon, 4 September 2023 All the winners stood in front of the signage at the awards

Gedling Borough Council has announced the launch of the annual Pride of Gedling Awards, which celebrate the unsung heroes in our community who make a real difference.

The Pride of Gedling Awards, in association with Keepmoat Homes, are an opportunity for the council to shine a light on the incredible achievements of residents, businesses and community groups across the borough, making a big difference to peoples’ lives. Last year, the council received over 190 nominations across the six categories.

People who know a friend, colleague, neighbour, local community or business who deserve to be recognised for something they have done, are encouraged to nominate. As well as the six categories, there will also be a special Overall Pride of Gedling Award for one of the winners of the six categories. Last year, the award went to Tina Simpson for her 25 years’ of community work in Netherfield.  

The six categories are:

1. Business in the Community Award. This award recognises the role our local businesses play in supporting the community.

2. Community Hero Award. This award recognises inspirational individuals or groups, from any walk of life, who have gone that extra mile, or above and beyond their role, to help others or to make life better in their community.

3. Dylan Barker (Young Person of the Year) Award. This award celebrates young people, under the age of 21, who make an outstanding contribution to their communities.

4. Outstanding Community Project Award. This award is open to any project or group which helps our local communities and improves the lives of those who live in them.

5. Environmental Hero Award. This award celebrates any individual, group, school, club, organisation or business in the borough that have made a positive impact on either; conservation, the environment or community spaces.

6. Inspirational Healthy Lifestyles Award. This award celebrates any individual, group, school, club, organisation or business in the borough that have made a positive impact on health and/or wellbeing in the borough.

To nominate your local hero in any of these categories, please visit the dedicated website at Nominations are open to everyone, so don't miss this opportunity to shine a spotlight on those who truly deserve it.

Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne said,

"The Pride of Gedling Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the incredible people and groups within our community. They embody the spirit of togetherness and the positive impact individuals can have on the lives of others. I encourage everyone to nominate their local heroes and help us recognise their outstanding contributions. "

Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday 4 October. The awards will be held at the council’s civic centre on Wednesday 8 November.

For more information about the Pride of Gedling Awards and the nomination process, please visit

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