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Celebration awards back for 2nd year

The Town Council has announced that the Celebration of Newtown awards will be back for a second year running, with nominations now open.

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The Town Council has announced that the Celebration of Newtown awards will be back for a second year running, with nominations now open.

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The Celebration of Newtown awards, which were awarded for the first time last year by former Mayor, Richard Williams are back for a second year running, with nominations now open.

The Town Council has confirmed the award categories, which include Newtown Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year and Sports Award.


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A spokesperson said:

"We are delighted to have opened the nominations for our “Celebration of Newtown Awards Evening” in April 2023. The aim of the event is to celebrate and recognise those individuals, groups and organisations who have made a positive impact over the last year to Newtown and the local area."

"It will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Newtown and the achievements of individuals, businesses, groups, and organisations. It would be fantastic if you could consider any suitable nominee for the above awards and submit a nomination."

You can submit nominations online here (https://forms.office.com/e/xHsiyDjfsW) or by obtaining a copy from the Town Council Office – Brisco House, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown. Nominations will close at 12pm midday on Wednesday 15th March 2023.

The full award categories are below:

Newtown Volunteer of the Year Award   - An award which looks to recognise an individual who has given their time generously and made a positive and valuable contribution to their community.

Young Person or Youth Group of the year - An award for an inspirational young person or group (aged 19 or under) from Newtown that has volunteered and contributed their time to make a positive contribution within the community over the last year.

Business of the Year Award - For a local business, within the Newtown area, who has made an outstanding contribution to the local area. Awarded to those who have achieved remarkable success in business, including the creation of job opportunities, business expansion or general promotion and marketing of the town.

Climate Award - An award which seeks to recognise the work of individuals, groups, organisations, or businesses that have undertaken activity to promote sustainability, and introduced initiatives to reduce the impact of climate change in the local area.

Sports Award - For an individual, team or group in Newtown who have achieved or helped achieve excellence in the field of sport.  The award could look to recognise the achievement of reaching national or international level, an individual who has given a significant amount of time to support sport within Newtown or given to an individual or group who show exceptional dedication to their sport.

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