Time to say thanks to our champions

Community Champion award judges Sheila Chauhan and Jodie Crebbin

Community Champion award judges Sheila Chauhan and Jodie Crebbin

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Award judges Sheila Chauhan and Jodie Crebbin are looking for community champions who work on a voluntary basis to make their part of the world cleaner, safer and greener.

Dacorum Borough Council’s Community Champion Award, now in its fifth year, recognises the spirit of individuals and community groups who show pride in where they live and make efforts to improve their neighbourhood.

Residents can nominate themselves, an individual or a group. Last year, the trophy was awarded to the Hemel Hempstead Conservation Volunteers who run a programme of environmental clean-up tasks, like hedge-cutting and litter-picking. Marc Simpson, the ‘Rubbish Runner’from Tring who picks up litter every time he goes out running and brings it home to recycle, was also recognised.

To enter visit www.dacorum.gov.uk/csgawards. You can also request a copy of the form by emailing cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk or calling 01442 228000 and asking for Clean, Safe and Green. The closing date is Friday, August 9.