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Nominate Dales people for our Community Awards

The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Steve Flitter, is fulfilling his promise to revive the Derbyshire Dales Community Awards.

On his appointment in May last year as the District Council's civic leader, the Matlock St Giles ward member pledged to re-establish the awards, which haven't been held for a number of years.

Now Councillor Flitter is appealing for Derbyshire Dales people to nominate someone who lives in the district who hasn't been recognised before for their contribution to sport, youth, the arts or service to the community in any form.

It's quick and easy to make nominations online or via a paper form, which can be requested by calling the District Council on 01629 761375.

Councillor Flitter, who has been a district councillor since 1985 and is the authority's second longest serving member, said:

"Everyone knows someone who is the driving force behind a local organisation or an individual who goes out of their way to help others or improve local facilities or the environment. I want to hear about those people who make the wheels go round, without previous recognition of their efforts or expectation of reward."

Nominees chosen for an award will receive a surprise visit from Councillor Flitter, who will present an award certificate at a local event that involves those who benefit from the recipient's work. If a suitable event cannot be identified the nominee will be invited to meet Councillor Flitter at the Town Hall in Matlock.

Both the nominee and the person making the nomination must live in the Derbyshire Dales, and the closing date for nominations is Wednesday 28 February.

  • Councillor Flitter, who will represent the district at around 100 engagements in the county during 2017/18, is no stranger to a chain of office after serving four terms as Mayor of Matlock , and he is also raising funds for the local Air Ambulance during his civic year.
The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Steve Flitter, is fulfilling his promise to revive the Derbyshire Dales Community Awards.

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