There's Still Time to Highlight Our Local Heroes

One month left to make nominations for H&F Civic Honours


Save Our Hospitals campaigners celebrate after receiving special tribute in last year's Civic Honours Awards

If not, there's still time to join in before the deadline, Monday 9 March.

People who live and work in Hammersmith & Fulham are once again being invited to celebrate the local heroes who are making outstanding contributions to our community and to civic life.

The annual Hammersmith & Fulham Civic Honours are open for nominations in eight categories.

"We’re looking for the people who help enrich our lives," says Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council.

"It might be someone who has worked tirelessly to help people who are sick or homeless, an inspirational neighbour who has campaigned to protect our heritage or the local environment, or someone whose sporting or artistic achievements have brought credit to the borough.

"This is the opportunity to publicly recognise their achievements and say thank you!"

This year’s Civic Honours categories are:

  • Most dedicated volunteer – a person or group that has selflessly dedicated their time to help their neighbourhood or wider community through organised or informal voluntary work.
  • Bringing people together – a person or organisation that has brought the community together around a shared idea, or helped unite different communities in our borough.
  • Community organiser - someone who has demonstrated inspiring leadership in, for example, running a residents' association, scout group or community fundraising campaign.
  • Acts of compassion – a person or organisation that has shown dedication and selflessness in supporting those who are sick, homeless, lonely or otherwise in need of care and support.
  • Contributions to art, culture or heritage – a person or organisation that has brought new ideas and inspiration to the borough or worked to promote and celebrate our borough’s heritage.
  • Contributions to health and well-being – a person or organisation that has supported the community to improve our quality of life.
  • Improving our environment – a person or organisation that has run a high profile campaign, or achieved real changes in the quality of our local environment.
  • Lifetime achievement – an individual who has given outstanding service to the community over many years.

You can’t nominate yourself,the council says that but if you’ve done something that fills you with pride, you can encourage others to put your name forward.

The successful nominees will then gather for a gala dinner and awards ceremony in early June, where a panel of judges will announce their decisions.

You can see a video of last year's awards ceremony here.

The team from Fulham's Brunswick Club for Young People, given Liftetime Achievement Award at last year's ceremony


February 10, 2020