The very best of Leicester and Leicestershire will be recognised by special awards made to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire Mike Kapur has issued a call to all residents to submit nominations for schools, businesses, voluntary and community groups across the city and county whose exceptional efforts deserve to be recognised by a Platinum Jubilee Award.
The awards are part of Leicestershire’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and acknowledge the outstanding contributions that have made a big difference to improve local communities.
In all, 70 awards will be given out – one for each of the seventy years of Her Majesty’s reign.
Mr Kapur said: “I am excited to discover all of the exceptional groups, schools and businesses across Leicestershire who are doing or have done something wonderful for their local community.
“For example, a bowls club whose members have helped to regenerate a local park or a business that has supported their local community through the Covid-19 pandemic could be nominated, as could a school that carers for its environment or a sports club that keeps going against the odds for the benefit for the local community.
“These awards will shine a spotlight on the outstanding work that takes place across the city and county, so if you know of any groups that deserve recognition, please think about nominating them.”
Any group of two or more people can be nominated for an award.
Nominations can be made by the group themselves or by someone in the community who thinks a particular group deserves recognition.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday 29 April 2022 and to make a nomination visit www.leicester.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee. For support in completing a nomination, contact the Leicestershire Lieutenancy by email email@example.com or by telephone 0n 0116 3056002.
Award winners will be announced by Friday, May 27 and the award will be presented by a Deputy Lieutenant on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire.
For information regarding the Platinum Jubilee in Leicestershire, visit: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee