Incommunities launches search for Bradford district's 'local heroes' (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Incommunities launches search for Bradford district's 'local heroes'
9:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A call has gone out for people to help celebrate any neighbours who make life in their community a better place.
Social housing group Incommunities has asked for nominations for its Gerry Pickersgill Award, which celebrates local heroes with plenty of community pride.
The award is named after former Keighley area housing manager Mr Pickersgill, who died in 2000. It is open to any housing association tenant or leaseholder, as well as private rented tenant across the district.
Last year the award went to Christina Green, of Haworth Road, Bradford. She is chairman of the Upper Heaton Working Together Group and was nominated by five different people for her “tireless work to improve life in the Chellow Grange and Upper Heaton areas”.
Previous winners have been nominated for helping elderly neighbours, setting up community groups and luncheon clubs, and organising neighbourhood watch schemes.
All nominees will be invited to a awards ceremony on November 12 at the Octagon in Sandbeds, near Keighley.
Alex Brown, of Bradford District Tenants and Residents Federation, said: “The 2013 award event promises to be bigger than ever as the search for your ‘local hero’ is opened up to social housing and private tenants across the district. If you know someone who you think is extra special then get in touch.”
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities group chief executive, said: “Every year, the Gerry Pickersgill Award celebrates those housing tenants who give countless hours to improving other peoples’ lives.
To make a nomination, contact Craig Berry on (01274) 254749 or e-mail craig.berry@ incommunities.co.uk with details of the nominee and why they should win.
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, October 23. Nomination forms will shortly be available from Incommunities local offices.
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