Merton Civic Awards
Foreword by the Mayor of Merton
In my role as Mayor, I have been privileged to meet many amazing people who help make Merton such a vibrant borough. I want to pay tribute to those who make a valuable contribution in our community, so it makes sense to continue the Merton Civic Awards by teaming up with the Local Guardian. This will ensure recognition for the work of those who make a significant difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn in Merton.
Very often those who work the hardest for others are the most modest. It’s time we shine the spotlight on them and say, ‘thank you’ for everything they do.
Councillor David T. Williams JP
Mayor of Merton
I was honoured to host the first Merton Civic Awards at Wimbledon Studios on April 25. Since the launch in later 2012 I have had the pleasure of reading about some of the fantastic work carried out day in day out by people and groups from every part of Merton society.
We received more than 200 nomination forms for the inaugural event, and it was my pleasure to be given a sneak preview of all the fantastic acts of generosity and selflessness that are taking place all around us.
The event was designed so some of the recipients of these altruistic gestures were given the chance to express their gratitude, and the response was incredible.
With such a positive experience it was never in question if we would continue the event, and I hope people will once again get involved and nominate the deserving members of Merton’s thriving community.
Assistant Editor, Wimbledon Guardian