Nominations have opened for the 2015 Lambeth Community Awards, which recognise the unsung heroes of the borough.
There are eight different categories in the awards and nominations are welcome from anybody who believes they know an individual or group that they feel should be recognised.
Mayor of Lambeth, Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, said: “These awards are a great way to celebrate the people in our borough who make it such a wonderful place to live.
“They are often selfless and humble and go about their lives doing things for others without shouting about it – let’s give them the credit and recognition they deserve and nominate them for a Community Award.
“I’m looking forward to reading about all these wonderful people and meeting them to say ‘thank you’.”
Nominations close on August 17th and can be made through the online form at www.lambeth.gov.uk/communityawards.
Once the nominations have been received, a panel of judges including councillors, the Metropolitan Police, Fire Brigade and indepen`dent members of the business and voluntary sectors of the community, will shortlist in each category and announce the winners at a special ceremony in the Autumn.
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Last year’s winners included Edith Lewis, a street pastor who works with young people to help them out of a life of crime.
Edith, who won the Making Lambeth Safer award, said: “It’s good to be appreciated, especially in Lambeth.
“I have done this work for a long time and have seen lots of changes in Lambeth since I started; changes that bring me so much joy. The award is really for all those workers who come out on the streets with me at night and it goes to show that if you keep working, one day you will achieve something.”