Every day there are people making positive contributions to the lives of others and achieving special things for Watford – now’s your chance to reward them.
Help us recognise and reward these wonderful people by nominating outstanding individuals, groups or businesses for one of Watford Borough Council’s Audentior Awards. The Audentior annual civic awards, now in their 14th year, are the council’s way of rewarding townspeople who go above and beyond the call of duty. The awards ceremony is a glittering celebration that takes place at Watford Colosseum.
You can nominate someone for an Audentior award by filling in a short form online before the end of the day on Friday 7 July.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill, said: “These civic awards recognise hard work, dedication and personal achievement. Watford has countless people who regularly do wonderful things for the community – be it as a carer, volunteer, businessperson or sportsperson. These people speak volumes for Watford and have really put the town on the map. Help us to say thank you by nominating a person or group now.”
Watford Borough Council Chairman, Councillor Jagtar Singh Dhindsa, said: “I have been a councillor for 18 years, and I have lived in Watford for far longer than that. I have seen a tremendous amount of good work done by community-minded people in Watford to the benefit of the wider borough. They do it out of the goodness of their hearts, and it’s great that we can give something back to them through Audentior. Please nominate a worthy winner now for one of these fantastic awards.”
The categories are:
- The Mayor’s Award
We are looking for someone who has dedicated their life to their work (paid or voluntary). This will be a high profile person in the community, helping make changes for the good of others in the town.
- The Chairman’s Award for Volunteer of the Year
This recognises a volunteer who generously gives up their time and talents for the benefit of the community.
- Charitable Group Award
This celebrates groups working for the good of the community, providing activities or services for others, with an established track record of great work.
- Charitable Business Award
Recognising a local business which actively supports the local community by encouraging staff to volunteer through an incentive scheme or giving staff time off to volunteer or through financial giving to a local group or charity.
- The Lewington Price Disability Award
This recognises the efforts and achievements of individuals or groups who live with disability, and shops, businesses and service providers offering excellent disabled access.
- The Mayor’s Sporting Achievement Awards (individual and group)
These are all about outstanding sporting achievement in Watford – particularly by young people.
- Special Achievement Award
This award may be given for making an exceptional contribution to the wellbeing of the town.
To learn more, visit our Audentior web page.
The 2016 Audentior Award winners, with Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill and former WBC Chairman Darren Walford