People across the East Riding are being urged to recognise the work residents do to make their communities a better place to live by nominating them for a Chairman’s Award.
The annual awards, which are held at Bridlington Spa in May, celebrate the work done by individuals, businesses and projects that have helped improve the East Riding over the last year.
The winners last year were:
• Friends of the Parish Meadow, Foggathorpe: environment and community award
• Adam Duggleby, Gilberdkye: sport – talented performer
• Yorkshire Karate Association, Pocklington: sport – top team/club
• The former Catholic Club, Beverley: built heritage – single new dwellings, conversions and minor works
• Westwood Park, Beverley: built heritage – commercial development and major schemes
• Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave: business – under 50 employees
• Elite Office Furniture, Goole: business – over 51 employees
• Keith Twigg, Hornsea: community – individual.
Anyone who wishes to make a nomination have five categories to select from:
• community – recognises groups and individuals for the contribution to improving lives of those living in the East Riding with a non-commercial project
• built heritage – celebrates private homes, new builds or business premises that have been sympathetically renovated or restored
• environment – recognises projects that have made an impact in the environment
• business – recognises businesses that have helped the economy flourish
• sport – celebrates local talent and commitment to sports clubs and activities.
There are some changes to the rules this year as nominees can only be entered for one category whilst previous award winners cannot be nominated in the same category for a period of three years but they can be entered for another.
The awards will be presented by Councillor Caroline Fox, in what will be her last engagement as chairman before she ends her year in office.
She said: “There are a lot of people across the East Riding that work hard to make their communities a better place to live.
“I’d like people to take moment and think if there’s anyone they know in their community who they think deserves some recognition for their efforts.
“If so, I’d urge them to consider putting them forward for a Chairman’s Awards.”
For more information or to submit a nomination, go to www.eastriding.gov.uk/chairmansawards or email chairmans.awards@eastriding.gov.uk
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, 31 January 2018.

Lisa Welton
Press Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Council