TIME is running out to nominate community heroes in South Gloucestershire.

The annual awards event provides the council with the perfect way to celebrate the hard work and dedication of volunteers in the community who display outstanding commitment in giving up their time and effort to help others.

Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Boulton said: “There are just four weeks left to submit your nominations for the Chair’s Community Awards and honour your community hero. Every year the awards highlight the efforts of these fantastic individuals who dedicate their time to improve the lives of local people and make community life better.

Last year’s event saw award winners from a wide variety of backgrounds presented with certificates.

Suggestions for nominations include those who have contributed to community development, promoting equality, arts, sports, play, environment, working with older or young people, advice and advocacy or have simply been a good neighbour.

From charity fundraisers to local football club managers, sports coaches and arts festival organisers, these awards have seen South Gloucestershire Council honour the dedication and commitment of hundreds of unsung heroes across the district.

You can nominate online at www.southglos.gov.uk/communityawards

Alternatively, call 01454 863008 or email communityawards@southglos.gov.uk

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 21 and the winners will be invited to a ceremony at the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College WISE campus in Filton on Sunday, May 18.