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Stroud heroes to be unveiled

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Stroud’s community heroes will have their moment in the spotlight at the town’s annual awards, writes Marianne Sweet.

The awards, organised by Stroud Town Council, recognise those people – young and old – who go the extra mile.

There are five categories: community, environment, trader, inclusivity and diversity and young person of the year. Groups or individuals can be nominated.

Last year the awards focussed on individuals or groups who had gone above and beyond to support others in the pandemic. Sadly the pandemic meant there was no in-person ceremony.

Stroud Mayor Kevin Cranston said this year’s awards would be a celebration of coming together and honouring those who make a difference to the town.

“Nominating someone is easy. All you need to do is include the person’s name and contact details and a few sentences about why they deserve an award,” said Councillor Cranston.

“It’s a great chance to say thank you to the town’s amazing people who do so much to make our town such a great place.”

The winners will be announced at a special town meeting on Wednesday 18 May at 7.30 pm at the Subscription Rooms.

The Annual Town Meeting is open to Stroud residents and is a chance for people to find out what has been happening in the town and to discuss town matters.

Nominations can be submitted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/87BZLJY or you can pick up a nomination form from the Town Council office in London Road, which is open Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 or request one by phoning 01453 762817.

The deadline for nominations is noon Friday 29 April.

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