Aberdeenshire Council are looking for council tenants who should be nominated for the Good Neighbour Awards 2012.
The Good Neighbour Awards have been run for the past three years and look to acknowledge council tenants who actively make their neighbours’ lives more positive.
Tenants have previously received good neighbour awards for good turns such as helping disabled neighbours with their shopping and providing transport to hospital for ill tenants, as well as making jam and organising fundraising events for sheltered housing tenants.
This year a new category has also been added specifically to reward young tenants between 16 and 25 years of age who go out of their way to help the people who live around them.
Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Housing and Social Work Committee, Councillor Karen Clark, said
These awards are an important way for the council to recognise the spirit of neighbourliness which is still very much alive in communities around Aberdeenshire.
It is those little acts of kindness towards the people who live around us that make up the lifeblood of communities and we are delighted to acknowledge the council tenants who contribute to that.
Vice-chair of the committee, Councillor Alisan Norrie, added
If you know someone who fits the bill, someone who goes out of their way to help their neighbours and asks nothing in return, then we want to know about them. I very much look forward to hearing about this year’s award winners.
Possible reasons for nominating someone might include
- The tenant has made a significant contribution to the lives of others
- The tenant deserves recognition for the care they have shown others
- The tenant has provided support to others to make their lives better
- The tenant has helped others in an emergency
- The tenant has been involved in a local environmental project
- The tenant has had an instrumental role in helping establish a community event, local festival, fair or gala day.
Anyone is able to submit a nomination, but the person they put forward for consideration must be a council tenant. All nominations must be submitted to Aberdeenshire Council’s Tenant Participation Development Officer Sandy Allan by Friday, September 14.
Information and a nomination form are included in the latest edition of our tenant newsletter, issued to all tenant households, while forms are also available in local housing offices.
For more information on how to nominate, or if you have any queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01467) 628253.
Winners will be presented with vouchers to the value of £100 at a tenant event being held on Saturday, October 13.