Bicester Town council has launched its annual awards scheme to recognise the great and good of the community.
Nominations have now opened and residents are invited to put forward the name of someone they feel has gone above and beyond to enhance the lives of townspeople and make Bicester a better place.
The annual Good Citizen Awards, run by the town council, is open to anyone and winners will be presented with a Good Citizen badge and certificate by the Mayor at the annual mayor making ceremony in May.
Last year’s winners included Bicester Garrison Sergeant Major WO1 Lee Davies for his work to bring the local community and the garrison together, and the mayor’s cadet for 2018 Carmen Simpson.
Bicester Town Council leader Richard Mould said: “Everyone knows someone in the community who stands as making a real difference.
“Over the years we have had a wide range of winners from Scout leaders to the foodbank founder.
“The Good Citizen Award is a way of thanking those people across our community who really go that extra mile.
“If you know someone or are involved in a local organisation and want to thank a special person for their efforts, then please nominate them for this prestigious award.”
The Good Citizen Award scheme was launched in 2001 as a way of recognising people who had made a positive impact on their community and thank them for their hard work.
Other former winners include Bicester Foodbank founder Janet Ray, Kirsty Lowe in recognition of her commitment to Langford Village Community Association, Group Scout Leaders Jill Edwards and Ellie Thompson, Mary Daniels for 20 years’ work with Bicester Talking Newspaper, and Assisted Reading for Children volunteer Jenny Stockley.
The closing date for nominations is March 8.
For more information or to nominate a good Citizen call 01869 252915 or click here