Newark and Sherwood District Council is calling on more people to nominate members of their local community for national honours to recognise those who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.
This call comes as the District Council has seen the incredible amount of hard work and support residents have given this year to help the local community. Nominations are now open for the New Year’s honours in 2022 with the deadline for applications on Tues 6 April 2021 at 10am.
Honours such as an OBE, CBE, MBE and BEM are given to members of the public who have made great achievements in public life. To make a nomination the person must still be actively involved in what they are being nominated for. Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor David Lloyd, said: “More than ever, this year has shown how many fantastic people we have in our community and we are keen to support them in getting the recognition they deserve.
“If you know someone who has made a positive difference I encourage you to make a nomination and contact us if you need help with a supporting letter.”
People get honours for many different reasons including making a difference to their community or displaying moral courage. To be nominated the individual will have made a significant, successful and evidenced based contribution to the community. To nominate someone you’ll need to fill out a nomination form on the Government website available at: gov.uk/honours/nominate-someone-in-the-uk
You’ll need to write a detailed description explaining why you’re nominating them and two supporting letters to back up your nomination - these should be from people who know the nominee personally.
The District Council is offering to support nominations by providing suitable endorsements if the nominated person has worked with the District Council to deliver a beneficial service to the community.
Once a nomination has been submitted the decision whether someone gets an honour and the honour they get is decided by an honours committee. The committee’s recommendations go to the Prime Minister and then to the Queen, who awards the honour personally.