There's still time for people to nominate Wolverhampton's unsung heroes and community organisations for a special award as part of the city's Prince Albert 150 celebrations.

Nominations for the Mayor's community awards close at midnight on Monday (7 November).

The awards are a way of recognising the people and organisations who make a positive difference to life in the city, but whose efforts usually goes unnoticed.

They have been included in the programme of events for Prince Albert 150 in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of Wolverhampton's famous statue of Queen Victoria's husband and consort.

As well as recognising the statue and its history during the anniversary, the city council also wants to shine the spotlight to the citizens of Wolverhampton.

The Mayor will be hosting a dinner and presenting awards in 6 categories honouring special people and organisations.

The categories are:

  • good neighbour
  • team excellence
  • unsung hero/heroine
  • outstanding youth
  • outstanding fundraiser
  • community champion

The awards dinner will take place on the evening of 30 November- which will be 150 years to the day that Queen Victoria travelled to Wolverhampton to unveil the statue of her late husband.

Councillor Barry Findlay, Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton, said: "There's still time to nominate a person or organisation that makes a difference in the community.

"I know from all my visits out and about in the city that there are some truly wonderful and inspirational individuals out there quietly dedicating themselves to making life better for others.

"I want to honour those people and organisations as part of our city's Prince Albert 150 celebrations. I would urge everyone to get their nominations in by Monday 7 November."

To nominate someone for a community award or to find out more about the Prince Albert 150 celebrations, visit Type=links;Linkid=7603;Title=Prince Albert 150;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Wednesday 2 November, 2016