Nominations are being sought for the prestigious biannual awards which recognise individuals and groups from across Stirling who have gone that extra mile to help their community.
The 2022 Awards are looking for an individual or organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition there will be a Graham Lambie Award in memory of the former Forth and Endrick ward member who sadly passed away earlier this year aged 62.
Provost Christine Simpson will host the event at the Lesser Albert Halls on the afternoon of Saturday 26 February. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 14.
Celebrating Stirling's unsung heroes
Provost Simpson said: “The COVID-19 pandemic created an extraordinary day to day situation where many of our residents went to, and continue to go to, huge extra lengths to help those in need.
“The 2022 Provost's Awards will provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made such significant contributions to their communities in the face of the virus outbreak, which is still with us today.
“From health workers and emergency services, to chefs and cleaners, shop workers and waste operatives, to fundraisers and children designing spirit lifting artwork for their community, the list is endless of those who go above and beyond the call of duty.
“There are so many unsung heroes across Stirling and it’s important we show our appreciation for these inspiring individuals whose hard work and dedication often goes unrewarded and unheralded.”
Graham Lambie Award
The Graham Lambie Award will be presented to someone within Forth and Endrick Ward, which Cllr Lambie served since 2007. During his time as an elected member he served on a wide range of committees and panels, including recent roles on Environment and Housing, Adult Social Care and the Council’s school holiday meal provision Delivery Group.
Provost Simpson added: “Graham was an incredibly dedicated and selfless Councillor who, even during lockdown, was always asking for ways he could get out to his ward to serve the needs of his constituents.
“He was a warm and engaging character who was both liked and respected across the political divide, and we hope this special award will be a fitting tribute to showcase how much he meant to everyone within Stirling Council and his local communities.
“Please, send in your nominations to help us shine an additional light on the inspiring and selfless work that is being done, and will no doubt continue being done, throughout our communities.”
How to obtain a nomination form
Nominations which have been received already will be kept on file and reactivated.
Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting the Council via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or post: Mary Bright, PA to the Provost, Stirling Council, Old Viewforth, Stirling, FK8 2ET.