FAREHAM Borough Council is asking residents to put forward the names of local people who have made a difference to the lives of others.
There are two categories: the Young Citizen of Honour Award for residents up to and including 17 years of age, and the Citizen of Honour Award for those aged 18 and over.
Previous winners have been nominated for bravery, helping others at school or college, coping with something life-changing, helping the local environment, or caring for an individual.
This year, the impact of the pandemic is likely to loom large in people’s minds when selecting someone who has gone ‘above and beyond’ to help and support others.
Already, the council has recognised the borough’s COVID Heroes which for 2021 replaced the annual Citizen of the Year campaign. Last month a list of the winners of these awards –– were presented with their certificates at a special event hosted by the Mayor Councillor Mrs Pamela Bryant.
Nominations for Fareham’s Citizen of Honour and Young Citizen of Honour must be submitted online by just before midnight on Monday, January 31, 2022 – the website can be accessed HERE.
There will be one winner in each category and they will be:
- invited to attend the Annual Council Meeting before the commencement of the Mayor Making Ceremony in May 2022, to be presented with their Citizen of Honour or Young Citizen of Honour Award.
- invited to the Mayor Making lunch and to a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour, where the Roll of Honour will be signed, and certificates will be presented.
- presented with an enamelled pin decoration, engraved with their name, and a framed certificate. For 2022 they will also receive a £100 ‘one for all’ voucher in lieu of the family pantomime tickets given to previous winners.
- invited to a number of civic functions as guests of the mayor.
Nominations for anyone who has previously received an award from the Fareham Borough Council will not be accepted unless the nomination is for something completely unrelated to the previous award.
Image (top): Citizens of Honour poster, Fareham Borough Council reproduced with permission