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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is calling for nominations for local community heroes as they prepare to host the annual Chairman’s Community Awards.

The awards, which are now in their second year, recognise community organisations and individual volunteers who make a huge contribution to our lives across the conurbation.

There are just two weeks left to nominate someone for an award this year, with nominations closing on Thursday 30 March.

Residents are being asked if they know someone who has helped their community or the wider BCP community and encouraged to complete the nomination form and send it to

A panel will decide the winners for each award category, who will then be invited to attend the celebration event.

The 2022 winners of the first ever annual Chairman’s Community Awards included 10-year-old Issy Barnbrook who claimed the ‘Young citizen of the year’ award, and local litter picking group, the Dorset Devils.

Chairman of the Council and Community Awards panel member, Councillor Nigel Hedges said:
“I am thrilled to have presented our first annual community awards on behalf of BCP Council. Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed the truly remarkable work of many individuals and community groups helping and caring for others in the community.”
“A lot of the time the work goes unnoticed, but the contribution is valued, and this is an opportunity for us to celebrate their achievements.”

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