Opportunity to Honour Young Achievers

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Opportunity to Honour Young Achievers

The Marlborough Youth Civic Awards are now open for nominations.

Instigated by the Marlborough District Council’s Youth Council in 2013, the Youth Civic Awards are to acknowledge young people who have given voluntary service to others within Marlborough.

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett says extending the concept of the Marlborough District Council’s Civic Honours so that youngsters can also be recognised for outstanding community service should help to inspire good citizenship and positive values amongst teenagers.

Mr Leggett has praised the Youth Council for continuing to support the initiative that recognises outstanding contributions made by young people in Marlborough.

“These young people are so positive and so keen to encourage their peers to contribute – they’re a great example to all of us.”

Under the terms of the award, young people aged 13 to 20 will be eligible for nomination from within the community for service to the community, for sport or recreation, arts and culture, the environment, for leadership and mentoring. The award is to recognise service and does not apply where payment is received.

A panel, made up of the Mayor and individuals from the community, will consider nominations.

Like the Civic Honours, there is no fixed number of awards to be made.

Nominations close on 31 August 2017

  • or under the Youth Council tab on this website.