MERTON CIVIC AWARDS 2015 In association with
Entries for the Merton Community Awards 2015 are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who has nominated someone for an award. There have been many outstanding entries and judges are due to meet on Friday, June 5.
Everyone who is shortlisted will be invited to attend the awards evening on Wednesday, July 15.

Foreword by the Mayor of Merton
Wimbledon Guardian: Mayor of Merton 2014/2015, Agatha   Akyigyina As I approach the last few months of my mayoralty, I look back fondly on the many people I’ve had the pleasure to meet who make this borough a wonderful place to live, work and learn. I have met people from all walks in life, who all have one thing in common: their sense of community. Many of these people do exceptional things, day in, day out, without any expectation of thanks or recognition.

These awards are a chance to say ‘thank you’ to those people. They may be a neighbour, friend or work colleague who make a significant difference to your life, or the lives of others. Whoever they are, you can make a difference to their life, by giving them the opportunity to be recognised for the work they do. Thank you for your support. We look forward to receiving your nomination.

This is a great opportunity to say “thank you” to them and encourage even more people to get involved.

Councillor Agatha Akyigyina
Mayor of Merton

Foreword by the Wimbledon Guardian
Wimbledon Guardian: Sean Duggan at the 2014 Merton Civic Awards Having been involved in reporting on life in Merton for over a decade I know what a huge contribution individuals make to this borough.

This community, and the lives of many thousands of people, would be much the poorer without the efforts of an army of unsung heroes who give their time, talent and enthusiasm to help others.

Their role is even more important in these times of austerity when the council and other organisations simply do not have the money to do all that they would like.

They do a huge variety of things week in, week out, without any expectation of reward or recognition.

Which makes it an even bigger pleasure to thank a few more of these wonderful people through the Merton Civic Awards which we first launched in 2013 in partnership with the council.

So if you know someone who is making a contribution to your community please do nominate them for an award now.


Sean Duggan
Editor, Wimbledon Guardian

Latest news

Merton Civic Awards: Teenager living with epilepsy and cerebral palsy nominated by proud mum

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:01pm Monday 18th May 2015

Time is running out for you to nominate an unsung hero.

Last few days to nominate an unsung hero in Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:34pm Thursday 14th May 2015

Entries for this year’s Merton Civic Awards close on Thursday, May 21, so if you don't nominate them now it will be too late.

Merton Civic Awards: Brave daughter who saved father's life by dialling 999 as burglars beat him up

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 10th May 2015

Eloise Kohler saved her father Paul Kohler’s life by dialling 999 as four men burst into her Wimbledon home and beat him ‘beyond recognition.’


Wimbledon Guardian: Merton Civic Awards Read about last year's winners

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