The finalists for the 2017 Mayor’s Civic Awards have been revealed ahead of next week’s glittering ceremony.
More than 200 nominations were made across ten categories and after careful consideration 25 finalists have been shortlisted for the community awards.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 17 October at a special ceremony which celebrates the exceptional people who make Croydon a brilliant place for people to live, grow, work and visit.
The finalists for each category at this year’s awards are:
• Business in the Community
Jayne Laville – New Addington Job Club
Central Parade Business Partnership Ltd (CPBP)
Chequers Contract Services Ltd
• Contribution to Sport and Healthy Living
• Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride
• Fairer Croydon
Lynn Cedar and Deborah Haythorne and drama therapists at Roundabout
• Good Neighbour
• Stronger Together
Mind in Croydon – The Hub
Croydon Legal Advice Clinic volunteers
Jazz Rayit – Foundation 4 Life
• Young Achiever of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
Mrs Bilquis Ahmed
• Voluntary Group of the Year
Friends of Grange Park
There will also be a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented on the night to a Croydon resident who has devoted many years of outstanding service to the local community and has made a significant contribution to the borough.
Councillor Toni Letts, Mayor of Croydon
“Croydon is full of unsung heroes, people who selflessly give their time and put others first to the benefit of their neighbours and the wider community. This is evidenced by the incredible number of nominations we received across the categories.
“I’d like to congratulate all of the finalists and thank everyone who submitted a nomination and for those who weren’t shortlisted on this occasion, thank you for what you do for our town and its residents.”
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice
“The Mayor’s Civic Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the council to recognise and thank, on behalf of the community, the people who go the extra mile for Croydon. I’m delighted we’ll be able to honour and celebrate the achievements of these amazing people at next week’s ceremony and wish all of the finalists the very best of luck.”
This year’s awards gold sponsor is Veolia. Other sponsors include Mulalley, Start up Croydon, Axis, Connected Space, Brick by Brick, Hilton Croydon and Southern Marketing Services.