Halfway stage for Outstanding Citizens Awards 2017
The halfway stage has been reached for nominations for
the PCC's Outstanding Citizens Awards 2017.
The deadline for nominations is April 17 before the
glittering awards night in July at the home of Warwickshire Cricket
Club, Edgbaston stadium.
The event will honour unsung heroes from across the West
Midlands and some wonderful entries have been submitted so
However, there's still time for people to put forward
outstanding citizens from their communities - with more entires
needed for Coventry and Solihull.
There are three main awards up for grabs: Outstanding
Citizen, Outstanding Young Citizen and Outstanding Community
There will also be an award for the best project funded by
the PCC's Active Citizens Fund.
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
"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.
"Last year's ceremony was wonderful, with so many inspiring
and heart-warming stories shared - we will have to go a long way to
top it but this year's ceremony is already shaping up to be bigger
To nominate, click
Last year's award winners were as follows:
Outstanding Act of Good Citizenship:
Courageous Coventry carpenter
Mark Watts, who saved a man's life as he was being
attacked with a knife at the side of the road.
Outstanding Citizen: 94-year-old
Mary Harvey from Kingstanding, who goes on daily
litter picks, cleans dirty street signs, removes graffiti,
fundraises for different charities and builds bridges within the
Outstanding Young Citizen:
Millie Dee from West Bromwich, who chased a burglar
from her home as she protected her little sister.
Outstanding Community Project:
Box Clever, the non-contact club run by former World
Champion boxer Wayne Elcock in Solihull.