Nominations invited for 20th anniversary Community Transport Awards

Community Transport Award winners (Pic credit: Lucy Duval)

Posted on: 30 April 2019

Devon County Council’s Community Transport Awards is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and nominations are now open for the 2019 awards.

The annual award ceremony honours the dedicated staff and volunteers who help deliver Devon’s essential community transport services.

To mark the milestone anniversary of the awards, two special new categories have been added this year – the Community Transport Photography Competition, where entries are invited from over 18s, to capture the essence of what community transport is all about in a photograph. More information is available at devon.cc/ctawards

There is also an award for the Best Team Contribution to the Community, which has a small cash prize of £200.

The other categories of awards are:

– Volunteer Drivers – with three awards available for minibus drivers and another three for car drivers;

– Volunteer Community Transport Enabler – to recognise those working behind the scenes e.g. administrator, committee member, fundraiser;

– Employee of the Year.

One of the individual volunteer award winners will also be selected by a panel of judges as Community Transport Volunteer of the Year.

Nomination forms are available from the County Council. Nominations and photograph entries must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 3 June.

Passengers, staff, volunteers, community organisations, service providers and Town and Parish Councils can nominate anyone working or volunteering in the community transport sector for the awards.

Councillor Roger Croad

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for community transport, said: “Everyone involved in community transport in Devon deserves thanks for what they do for their local communities, and over the past 20 years this award ceremony has helped to recognise some of the hard work and commitment that goes into running these vital services in our county. Community transport is a lifeline to many people across Devon and we’re hoping for plenty of nominations to help us celebrate this 20th anniversary year.”

Local printers, Pollards, is kindly sponsoring this year’s award ceremony which will be held in Exeter on Thursday 18 July. Successful nominees and their proposer will be invited to attend.

Nomination forms are available online.  Alternatively call Devon County Council’s Community Transport Team on 01392 382123.

Completed forms can be emailed to: comtrans@devon.gov.uk, or print and send them to: Community Transport Team, Transport Co-ordination Service, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QD.

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