Nominations are open for this year’s public health awards – being held to recognise and celebrate the quality of work of individuals, groups, organisations and businesses that help improve the health and wellbeing of Wiltshire’s local communities.
More than 190 nominations were received for last year’s awards, organised by Wiltshire Council, demonstrating how much high quality work is happening in the county.
Anyone who is helping people live healthier lives in Wiltshire can be nominated. Nominees might, for example, include drop-in and advice services, dance classes in village halls, healthy workplace programmes, activities taking place in community centres, local schools, GP surgeries, parks or leisure centres.
Maggie Rae, Wiltshire Council corporate director and director of public health, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to give wider recognition to all the different projects, groups, initiatives, services and support which help to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Wiltshire.
“As always, I’m sure it will be a very tricky task to shortlist the nominations as the quality is always so high.”
Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for public health, said: “This is one of the highlights of my year and I never fail to be impressed by the dedication and quality of work by all the nominees.
“The people and organisations we will be celebrating don’t carry out their work to win awards, so we’re looking forward to shining the spotlight on them and thanking them for all they do.”
If people wish to nominate an organisation or individual the deadline is 18 April 2016. If people want to nominate their own work, the deadline is 27 April 2016.
For the full list of award categories and to find out how to put those names forward, people should visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/healthawards.
The public health awards ceremony will be held on 8 June 2016 at County Hall, Trowbridge.