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The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has launched his Outstanding Citizens Awards 2020, celebrating those who make our communities safer and happier places to live and work.

The awards honour the unsung heroes of our region, giving them the moment in the spotlight they deserve.

Nominations can now be submitted for people who have performed outstanding acts of good citizenship. Do you know a dedicated volunteer? A young person who works to make their community better? Or someone who performed an incredible act of bravery?

If so, make sure you let them know how appreciated they are by nominating them for an award from the Police and Crime Commissioner. Fill out a nomination form here.

David Jamieson is giving people the opportunity to show their appreciation to unsung heroes who are worthy of special recognition for outstanding acts of good citizenship.

The deadlines for nominations is 12pm 20th February 2020.

There are four awards categories up for grabs including:

  • Outstanding Citizen
  • Outstanding Young Citizen (under 18s)
  • Outstanding Community Project
  • Outstanding Young Community Project (under 18s) 

So if you know a tireless community campaigner or a member of the public who went above and beyond, nominate them now!

Commenting on the awards, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, said: “This is our chance to say ‘thank you’ to those people who work to make the West Midlands a better place.

“Whether they are a long-standing community campaigner, someone who runs a worthwhile project or simply a member of the public who stepped up when the time called for it, nominate them now and ensure they get the recognition they deserve.”

Nominations are welcomed from anyone who knows of a volunteer, community member or community group that has shown consistent dedication to their neighbourhood, given up their own time to help others, contributed to community safety or helped to reduce crime and disorder.

The awards are now in their 8th year. Previous winners include:

Outstanding Citizen 2019: Tracey Evans, a National Express bus driver who helped with the arrest of three men who had robbed and assaulted a victim on her bus.

Outstanding Young Citizen 2018: Coventry Voice of Care Council, a group of young people in care, some aged as young as 9, who give up their free time to advise the authorities on how they can better look after vulnerable young people.

Outstanding Community Project 2017: Box Clever, a youth club run by former World Champion boxer Wayne Elcock in Solihull.

Outstanding Young Community Project 2019: St Michael’s Student Voice, a group of 100 young people who deliver a variety of projects on issues such as youth violence, knife crime and positive mental health.

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