Nominate your favourite project for Civic Award

A CHANCE to see someone who you believe makes Buckingham a better place to live win £100 for their efforts is still open to nominations.

The Buckingham Society, in conjunction with the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser, has launched its Civic Award, which is designed to reward people from all walks of life who undertake exceptional work for their community.

It also acknowledges those people who do their bit on a local level to improve or enhance the environment of Buckingham.

Something as small as a well-tended garden or an attractive shop front are all eligible to win a prize of £100.

The competition is open to residents, clubs, societies and businesses in the parish of Buckingham, but publicly-funded schemes are not eligible.

The award is there, ready and waiting, but we need YOU, the readers, to nominate someone you feel is deserving.

You can nominate yourself or nominate any particular project which you think has made a positive contribution to the quality of our surroundings.

All you need to do is send us the name of the person you think should be the first winner of the civic award, along with what they have done and a short description, up to 150 words, detailing why they deserve to be nominated.

Nominations will be considered by a panel of judges comprising the editor of the Advertiser, the Mayor of Buckingham and the chairman of The Buckingham Society, and the winning person or group will receive a cash prize of £100, made possible via the Waitrose community box scheme.

The closing date for nominations is Saturday, June 18 and the winner will be announced on Saturday, June 25 – the first national Civic Day.

Local celebrations of Civic Day are still being organised by the Buckingham Society, but could include Morris dancers outside the Old Gaol, a tea party and a photo quiz trail.

Award nominations should be sent by post to Civic Award, Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser, 61-62 Well Street, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1EN or via email, editorial@buckinghamadvertiser.co.uk.