Last chance to enter young citizen awards

Last year's winners Beth Hadley & Faye Mower shown with their trophies
Last year's winners Beth Hadley & Faye Mower shown with their trophies

Time is running out to nominate Garstang’s young citizens who are deserving of praise for how they contribute to the town and local area.

Town councillor Lynn Harter is keen to see youngsters nominated for two trophies, the Lady Atkins Trophy for 11 to 18 -year-olds and the Carr’s Jewellers Trophy for four to 11-year -olds.

The Garstang Young Citizen Awards are a town council initiative, set up last year by Coun Harter.

She said the aim was to recognise personal achievements or selfless acts, be they sporting, caring, fundraising achievements, helping others or achieving something against all the odds.

Coun Harter, who also set up the town’s Youth Council, said: “I just thought it would be a good idea from when I was working with the Youth Panel.

“I think there’s an awful lot of positive work that young people do which isn’t recognised.

“There are an awful lot of good young people in Garstang. They are really, really good citizens in their own right.”

To nominate someone, send your own contact details and details of the nominee, including their age, with a letter/statement explaining why your nominee deserves this accolade to: Coun Lynn Harter, Bridgefield, Kepple Lane, Garstang, PR3 1PB.

Alternatively, you can email nominations to: lynn harter1@aol.co.uk Entries need to be received by this Saturday, October 5.

Schools can also nominate pupils for the awards, as long as parental consent has been obtained

The trophies will be presented at this year’s Youth Council mayor-making ceremony on October 17 at the town council offices.

l Beth Hadley won the Lady Atkins Trophy last year for her work for the Fair Trade movement and the Fig Tree Fair Trade Centre.

The Carr’s Jewellers Trophy went to Faye Mower for her work with her school and the Garstang In Bloom initiative.