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Final weeks left to nominate Shiregreen locals

29 December 2016

Residents are being reminded not to miss out on nominating local people for the Shiregreen Community Awards 2017.

There is less than a month for residents to put forward their nominations for the annual Sanctuary Housing awards, with a deadline of Friday 20 January.

Finalists will be selected for going above and beyond to help the Shiregreen neighbourhood and celebrated in a ceremony on Friday 24 February at Tankersley Manor, attended by local dignitaries including Sheffield Lord Mayor Denise Fox.

Nominations are being sought for six award categories that honour the extraordinary contribution of people in Shiregreen:

  • The Good Neighbour Award - in memory of former MP Harry Harpham, who died in February, and sponsored by his wife Gill Furniss MP – to honour a Shiregreen resident who has gone the extra mile for the person next door.
  • The Sporting Hero Award for outstanding contribution to local sport by players, a coach, officials or a volunteer
  • The Young Achiever of the Year Award for 17 to 25 year olds who have made a contribution to the community
  • The Karl Barton Award for 10 to 16 year-olds for their positive community action.
  • The David Blunkett Community Safety Award, sponsored by Lord Blunkett, to recognise people who help make Shiregreen a safe and friendly place to live.
  • The Kath Page Green Fingers Award acknowledges those who have transformed gardens or public spaces for the benefit of the wider community

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary Housing’s director of neighbourhoods, said: “We want to hear about the exceptional people who go the extra mile for others in Shiregreen. There isn’t long left, so we are encouraging residents to get their nominations in over the coming days.”

Nominations have now closed.


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