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    26 September 2023

    Wells Civic Awards 2023

    Wells Civic Awards 2023

    WELLS City Council, in partnership with Wells Voice, is inviting nominations for Civic Awards that will honour those who make a difference.

    The Wells Civic Awards have nine categories that aim to recognise the contribution shown by individuals, groups and businesses to the service of the local community.

    The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Town Hall on Friday, January 12, when they will each receive an awards memento.

    The categories are:

    • Citizen of the Year: A person who has made an important contribution through their work in the community.

    • Volunteer of the Year: Someone who has given their time voluntarily for the benefit of the community.

    • Community Organisation of the Year: A voluntary organisation delivering a service to the community.

    • Business of the Year: A business which has supported or worked with the community.

    • Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Someone aged 18 or over who has had an impact in the world of sport.

    • Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Someone aged under 18 who has had an impact in the world of sport.

    • Young Person of the Year: Someone aged under 18 who has given their time to support the community.

    • Environmental Champion: An individual/business/organisation that has demonstrated a proactive approach to environmental issues.

    • Extra Mile Award: Someone who has gone above and beyond in providing a service to the community.

    Nominations can be made by completing the form in Wells Voice, cutting it out and dropping it into the box at the reception desk at Wells Town Hall, or submitting a form online via:

    The closing date for nominations is Saturday, November 11, 2023.

    There is an opportunity for local businesses to support the awards by sponsoring the different categories. Those interested should email

    This is the second time that the council has organised such awards. The first took place in 2021.

    • Picture: Councillor Jasmine Browne, who instigated the awards in 2021, holding an example of the sort of trophy that the winners will receive

    Article by Andy Vallis - Wells Voice


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