Community Heroes honoured at Area Committees

Stockport’s outstanding and extraordinary citizens were given the ‘Community Heroes Award’ at their recent Area Committees meetings.

The awards were set up by the Council to recognise many individuals and groups who invest their own time and effort to improve their local communities.

At the Area Committees meetings, all those successful were presented with a framed commemorative certificate, as well as an invite to the Redrock opening event.

The full list of those who were successful is available on our website, as well as photos from the meetings.

The Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Linda Holt, said: “Well done to all of our Community Heroes - it’s great to see that their time and effort are being recognised. They certainly do make Stockport proud and I’d like to thank them for going that extra mile to support their local communities.”

We’ve now started to accept the next round of nominations of those who make Stockport proud.

Whether as an individual or a group who are promoting a positive image of Stockport, or a young person who tirelessly raises money for charity, we would like to say thank you to Stockport’s extraordinary citizens.

Here’s a list of categories for the Community Heroes awards:

1) Promoting Stockport as a place to live and do business: individuals or groups who have promoted a positive image of Stockport on a regional of national stage.

2) Recognising local innovations: groups of communities who are sparking growth from innovation.

3) Contributing to a thriving economy: organisations making a difference in Stockport by creating jobs, employing local people, contributing to a community, taking on apprentices or care leavers.

4) Education providers making a difference in a community: targeting schools, colleges, nurseries who are reaching out with projects and activities in their local area.

5) Young people making a difference in their community: targeting youth groups, cadets, scouting, Duke of Edinburgh awards etc.

6) Sport and exercise contributing to health and wellbeing in a community: targeting running clubs, football coaches, walking clubs, dancing etc.

7) Volunteering to promote independence in a community: people doing it for themselves with initiatives like food banks, friends of parks and localities, clubs etc.

8) Resilient Communities: acknowledging a person or group that has worked hard to create a safer neighbourhood and helped to make a community where people help each other in times of need.

9) Community Creatives: championing community arts and creative projects, big or small, from individuals or groups showing how creative activities can benefit individuals and strengthen communities.

10) Borough Heroes: those who got the extra mile but whose help often goes unrecognised.

To send in your nomination, please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/proudofstockport. Free internet access is available at all Stockport libraries.

If you feel that your citizen in the spotlight doesn’t fit into any of the categories, leave the category section form blank and we will be able to suggest an appropriate award category.

For further information, please contact the Awards Team on 0161 474 3061 or email communications@stockport.gov.uk.