Is there someone in your community who has gone the extra mile?

Nominations are now open for South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Community Awards .

The annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution volunteers and community groups.

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

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Rachael Hunt said: “Our Community Awards have been running since 2003 to celebrate the contribution local people make to life in South Gloucestershire and since then more than 400 people have received awards.

“During my year as Chair of the Council it has been an absolute honour to meet so many people from across our area who work tirelessly, and without financial reward, for the benefit of their communities. These awards are a small way to recognise the importance of volunteering and to thank a few of our local community heroes.

“I am really looking forward to seeing this year’s nominations and hearing about all the wonderful work going on in South Gloucestershire, so please nominate your unsung hero today.”

You can nominate your community hero at

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 28.

All award winners will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony in April.