This report seeks approval to introduce a Special Group Achievement Category to the Citizen of Honour award scheme that will recognise outstanding contributions to improving the lives of residents made by community groups and charitable organisations. It then proposes that One Community become the first recipient of the award.
The Citizen of Honour award scheme was introduced in 1996 to recognise notable voluntary and unpaid service provided to the community by Borough residents,
It was first modified in 2001 to include young citizens who had acted bravely, undertook regular selfless acts or were adapting to a disability.
The special achievement category was then introduced in 2009 to recognise residents who had made a notable and significant achievement in their field.
It is proposed that a new category, called the Special Group Achievement award be introduced. This would be an occasional award presented to community groups, voluntary organisations and charities that have made outstanding contributions to people living in the Borough.
It is suggested that One Community be made the first recipient of the new award, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to local community and voluntary groups and organisations in the Borough.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Decision due: 9 Jul 2018 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Leisure and Community
Lead director: Head of Leisure and Corporate Services
Contact: Roy Brown Email: email@example.com.