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Pride of Gedling Awards are open

Date Posted: 7:28 AM on Tue, 20 September 2022

Gedling Borough Council has opened nominations for its 2022 Pride of Gedling Awards.

The awards celebrate the achievements of local residents and businesses in the community. This year’s awards ceremony, in association with Keepmoat Homes, will take place on 9 November at the council’s civic centre in Arnold.

The awards are an opportunity to shine a light on the achievements of residents, businesses and community groups across the borough who have made a difference to peoples’ lives. Last year, the council received over 180 nominations across the six categories. Previous winners include Richard Whitehead MBE who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his charity work as well as Amy and Ella Meek from Kids Against Plastic who took home the Environmental Hero Award for their work reducing plastic waste the same year they won a Pride of Britain Award.

The six categories for this year’s awards are:

  • Business in the Community Award
  • Community Hero(es) Award
  • Dylan Barker (Young Achiever) Award
  • Outstanding Community Project Award
  • Environmental Hero Award
  • Inspirational Healthy Lifestyles Award

An overall Pride of Gedling Award will be presented to one of the nominees on the night and there will also be a Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented by the Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke. 

Nominations are open until 14 October and people can nominate someone by visiting

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

“We are incredibly pleased to announce that the nominations for this year’s Pride of Gedling Awards are now open. It is one of the highlights of the year and shows the very best of our great borough and the people that live here. The awards are an opportunity for us to say thank you to the community who have worked so hard over the last 12 months and have gone that extra mile to help others.

Last year, we had an incredible number of entries and they were of the highest standard and, once again, we want to hear about the great things people have done so we urge our residents and businesses to get nominating and let’s celebrate the borough of Gedling.”


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