Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr John Kaiser has launched the Roll of Honour Awards to recognise people who make an outstanding contribution to their community.
Each month Cllr Kaiser and his deputy mayor Cllr Bill Soane will select worthy winners from those people nominated by members of the public. There will be children’s and adults’ categories and each winner will receive a lapel badge and scroll to mark their achievements.
Cllr Kaiser said: “Wokingham Borough is full of fantastic people who make our communities special – and we want to recognise their contributions. We are looking for people who make that extra effort for others – maybe by fostering, volunteering or being a carer; there are many thousands of such people out there and we need to hear about them. For children and young people, we would like to hear about those who have overcome adversity.”
Any borough resident can be nominated for an award. To nominate somebody, all you have to do is email the mayor’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations (which can only be made by Wokingham borough residents) should be no longer than 200 words and should set out why the nominee should be considered for the award. For the children’s awards, outstanding achievements such as in sport or arts will be considered.
The awards will be given out monthly and the first awards will be presented at September’s full council.