Tunbridge Wells Borough Council launches Love Where We Live Awards

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Unsung heroes and community lynchpins are to be celebrated in Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Love Where We Live Awards.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 edition, which will be held at the Assembly Hall Theatre on Tuesday, October 9.

There are seven categories: Charity of the Year, Best Group, Ethical Business, Individual Hero, Sports Achiever of the Year, Young Sports Achiever of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year.

Anyone is able to make a nomination and the deadline is Friday, July 27.

A spokesperson said: ‘These community awards celebrate the people who make the borough of Tunbridge Wells a great place to live and work.

‘They recognise the individuals, groups, businesses and organisations who are dedicated to helping others in the community, benefiting the environment, or accomplishing personal goals.’

In addition there is the Love Where We Live Award, which will be chosen by a panel of judges as an overall winner from the other seven categories.

Those on the shortlist will be invited to the Assembly Hall event in October.

The spokesperson added: ‘Last year it was the younger generation who really shone, with the 19th Royal Tunbridge Wells St Matthew’s Scout Group winning the Best Group category and a nine year old gymnast taking home the Young Sports Achiever trophy.

‘In addition the winner of the Young Volunteer of the Year award was crowned the overall Love Where We Live winner for his IT volunteer work, having given his time and expertise to help others find their way through the ever changing world of social media and computer advancement.’

Nominations can be made online through the council’s website at www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/lwwl or by picking up a form at the Town Hall reception.

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