Nominations are now open for the Rowley Regis Community Awards to give local people and organisations to be recognised for outstanding contributions to their local town and people.

The awards scheme, being organised by Sandwell Community Hubs, is seeking nominations for seven categories.

They are: - Outstanding Volunteer Award: Someone whose volunteering makes a huge impact to the local community.

- Outstanding Young Person Award: Young person who makes a positive contribution to the local community.

- Outstanding Good Neighbour Award: Someone who helps their neighbours and makes a difference to someone else.

- Outstanding Community Project Award: A community project that makes a difference to the local community.

- Outstanding Partnership Working Award: Group has shown that partnership working has had a positive impact.

- Outstanding Community Organisation Award: A community organisation that made a difference to the local community.

- Community Special Award: An individual that has contributed positive lifelong service to the area.

Councillor Susan Eaves, town chair for Rowley Regis, said: "This awards scheme is a very good way of local people giving a big thank you to people who have gone the extra mile for the area. "I would urge people to get in touch to vote for people and groups who have made Rowley Regis a better place." Anyone who wants to vote must be based in Rowley Regis and all projects must take place in the town.

All entries will be judged by an independent panel involving local councillors.

Deadline for nominations in the Rowley Regis Community Awards 2019 is Friday 18 January 2019.

Please visit to submit your nominations online.

All selected nominees will be invited to an awards evening in February.

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