The Midsomer Norton Civic Awards originally began in June 2008 as a way of and celebrating the work of volunteers who make an enormous contribution to community life and who would otherwise go unrecognised.
When the Town Council was created in May 2011, they took over the awards which are now presented at the Midsomer Norton Annual Civic Service which this year will take place at St John Parish Church on Sunday 22nd June at 6pm. This service will see all the Churches and community groups come together to celebrate community and civic pride in our town.
Over the years many people have been honoured for everything from specific projects to a complete lifetime of achievement. What is clear is that in Midsomer Norton at least, year on year there is no shortage of dedicated individuals and groups to honour.
“As ever this year a number of local people and community groups have been nominated for awards this year by local residents, community leaders and councillors. The range of individuals and the work they do shows just how important volunteering is in our community and how important it is that as a community we say thank you to those who give so much”, said Paul Myers, Mayor of Midsomer Norton.
The whole community is invited to attend the Civic Service at St John’s Church on the 22nd June. For further details, including how to nominate a volunteer, please call the Town Clerk on 01761 418701.