CONSTITUENTS are being asked to nominate their top councilors for a national award.

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Councillor Achievement Awards are now open.

There will be a total of 11 different awards on offer at the 2014 ceremony. These include the Community Champion Award, the Judges’ Special Award for Contribution to Local Government, the all-new Digital Innovator Award and the Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship.

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) who are organising the awards said: “Councillors play a vital role in championing the interests of their communities, but all too often we can overlook their contributions.

“The awards provide a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of councillors from across the country.

“Everyone and anyone can make a nomination.

“We are really keen to hear from members of the public as we are eager for the voices of ordinary people to be heard.”

The closing date for entries is set for Tuesday, December 31.

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