The Council wants to celebrate the work that local people, community groups and businesses carry out to help improve their neighbourhoods, and this competition will help to highlight and recognise some of those, whose work benefits the local community.
The competition is open until 5pm on Friday 21 September, and the winners will be announced at the Peace Week Awards on Tuesday 2 October.
Entries can either be made directly or by nominating someone else, and there will be two winners; an individual / group category and a business category.
Examples of improvements may include, litter being cleared, the creation of a community garden, artwork being displayed or installed and new or improved communal facilities.
Cabinet Member for Crime, Justice and Communities, Cllr Jeanne Alexander, said: “I know that there are many people in this borough who work really hard to help improve the areas in which they live or work and I’m pleased that the Council will be able to recognise them. So I hope that people will take the short amount of time necessary to submit an entry”.
Applications for this competition include completing a short form and submitting a photograph to evidence the improvements (a before and after shot would help). This is not a photography competition and so it’s not the quality of the photograph that is being judged, but rather what it shows.
The winners of both categories will receive £150 vouchers to help continue the improvements to the area.
For more information, including the judging criteria, or to find the nomination form, visit: www.lbbd.gov.uk/grants