A CALL has gone out to all the unsung community heroes in Malmesbury.

It is time to nominate friends, family members and community groups who you think have made a big difference in Malmesbury over the last year ahead of the upcoming Malmesbury Civic Awards.

This annual awards ceremony aims to recognise and celebrate the exceptional contributions made by individuals and charitable organisations in the vibrant community of Malmesbury.

This year's categories include:

  •  Citizen of the Year (for individuals aged 26 or over)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (for individuals aged between 16 and 25)
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (for individuals aged under 16)
  • Organisation or Group of the Year
  • 10 Year Service Volunteer Contribution Certificate
  • Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Steve James received the Citizen of the Year Award 2023 on behalf on his late wife Lou last year.

Lou set up the town's community fridge and freezer project which provides free, fresh food to those who need it but cannot afford it.

Nominees must have made a contribution to the Malmesbury area which includes Milbourne, Cowbridge, Burton Hill, Common Road, Foxley Road and Filands.

Category winners will be chosen by Malmesbury Town councillors.

 The awards ceremony will be held at Malmesbury Town Hall at 7pm on Thursday, April 25.

Nomination forms are available on Malmesbury Town Council's website and must be sent to administration@malmesbury.gov.uk with Malmesbury Civic Awards in the title.

Paper copies will also be available to fill out at the town's Tourist Information Centre.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 18.