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9:25am 20th November 2012

Do you know someone in Weymouth and Portland who's given up their spare time to help others?

If you do the Borough Council wants you to nominate them for this year's Good Citizens Awards.

The awards recognise volunteers who've made an outstanding contribution to the community outside of paid employment during 2012.

Winners from last year were recognised for things such as volunteering with Weymouth Citizens' Advice Bureau, services to the British Legion and charity and community fundraising.

For the past three years, an under 18s category has been running, and will be open again for nominations in order to recognise young good citizens living in the borough.

Cllr Margaret Leicester, Mayor of Weymouth & Portland, said: "The Good Citizens Awards recognise the wonderful efforts of those in the borough who voluntarily give up their spare time for many good causes.

"There are many unsung heroes throughout Weymouth and Portland who deserve recognition and I am in a privileged position in being able to present them with their awards.

"If you would like to nominate a good citizen, please get in touch with the borough council and help us reward their efforts."

Nomination forms are available from the council's North Quay offices, by telephoning 01305 838216, and can also be downloaded on the council's website at


The nominator and the nominee must both live in the borough.  

Completed forms should be returned to the council office, North Quay by Wednesday 31 December 2012.   
A panel of councillors will meet in January to judge the nominations received and the awards will be presented by the Mayor at a ceremony in April 2013.

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